Language change and code breaks

phil hunt philh at comuno.freeserve.co.uk
Sat Jul 14 18:21:28 CEST 2001


On Sat, 14 Jul 2001 15:22:14 GMT, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
>Peter Hansen <peter at engcorp.com> writes (after much good stuff about
>transitioning):
>
>> After the transition period, screw the professional programmers 
>> who won't take the time to modify their existing code and yet 
>> who selfishly insist that their wonderful program *must* be
>> allowed to continue running under the new Python without 
>> problem.
>
>Well, I don't know about you, but *I* am reluctant to say "screw you"
>to all those people who depend on Python script written by
>professional programmers who no longer work there.
>
>I also don't want to fork the code base.  

Does that imply that you sare no longer interested in making 
radical changes to Python, such as case-insensitive identifiers
mentioned in CP4E?

>There are *still* folks
>using Perl4 scripts who can't upgrade.

Sure they can, they can upgrade to python :-)

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