[Python-ideas] Proposal to change Python version release cycle

Nick Timkovich prometheus235 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 4 15:33:38 EDT 2017

On Sat, Nov 4, 2017 at 10:44 AM, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:

> Just to clarify: Python 2.0 was called 2.0 because the BeOpen marketing
> department thought it was good idea, not because there were major
> incompatible changes going into that release.

Alternative history question: if it was just 1.6, then would Python 3000,
probably called "Python 2000/2.x" in that world, with all the fixes have
happened sooner because you would have "ran out" (yes, v1.10 > v1.9) of
numbers leading up to 2?

> With that approach, the versioning scheme would just be an
> implementation detail, which is good. Whether we call it Python
> 4.2 or Python 42 is really not all that important. Python
> is mature enough to not have to pull marketing tricks anymore.

But of course we'll skip Python 9, just like iPhones and Windowses ;)
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