[Python-ideas] add a single __future__ for py3?

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Mon Sep 21 15:08:15 CEST 2015

On Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at 02:21:21AM -0400, Random832 wrote:
> Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> writes:
> > Even if it were made to work, though, it'd mean you suddenly and
> > unexpectedly get backward-incompatible changes when you run your code
> > on a new version. Effectively, that directive would say "hey, you know
> > that __future__ feature, well, I'd rather just not bother - get the
> > breakage right away". Kinda defeats the purpose :)
> Yeah, well, that won't be a problem for this use case until Python 2.8
> comes out.

There will not be an official Python 2.8.


> Or do we expect *new* __future__ features to be added to
> maintenance releases of Python 2.7?



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