Why "from __future__" stinks; a counter-offer

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Tue Mar 20 08:20:31 CET 2001


Will Newton wrote:
> How often is this "from __future__" expected to be used?

*never*, by programmers writing production code (or any kind of
portable Python code, for that matter).

> Just experimental code written for bleeding edge versions of Python or a
> significant portion of code (that will eventually become legacy code)?

the former.  the whiners don't get it, but the whole idea here is to
extend the beta period, not to introduce optional features into the
language.

Cheers /F





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