long-term release schedule?

Yan Weng yweng at cs.uoregon.edu
Thu Jun 12 11:48:51 CEST 2003


The core of python still needs to enhanced.
+ byte code optimize
   |- The current CISC like byte code may be not the best choice.
+ Speed improvement needed for scientific computing.
+ Static analysis tools needed to reduce error-finding time for commercial
products.

Utilities needed to improve.
+ IDE: VB before VB.Net is a pretty bad language but it still gets a lot of
users. Why? It has
            a convient IDE making implementing some typical tasks easily.

Python need to be *very* successful in "some areas" to gain the attention of
the IT industry.
    |- Testing, Scientific computing and Web applications seem the potential
areas.
    |- The enough support from big companies will garantee the time of the
best python programmers.
        Recently, I checked out the websites of some good python
programmers. I found their economic status are not good. If a person can't
feed up their family. How can you ask them to contribute more time on the
free things?

Just some thoughts.
--
Yan Weng
yweng at cs.uoregon.edu
http://www.cs.uoregon.edu/~yweng/

"Ray Smith" <ray at rays-web.com> wrote in message
news:5654fff9.0306112203.6aa1ef99 at posting.google.com...
> "Tim Peters" <tim_one at email.msn.com> wrote in message
>
> > [Gerrit Holl]
> > > does a long-term release schedule exist? I know that, after Python
> > > 2.3, Python 2.4 will follow.
>
> [snip]
>
> > Sorry, nobody knows.  Python 3.0 in particular would require finding a
way
> > to fund at least Guido's time on it, and there's no obvious way (at this
> > time) to do that.
>
>
> I'm looking at introducing Python into a corporate environment and the
> above
> statement seems at least a little worrying (the first time I thought
> about it).
>
> Thinking again it seems obvious that any Open Source or Proprietary
> software
> can be discontinued.  I guess this is where Open Source software
> excels since
> other people can pick the ball up and continue on with bug fixes and
> further
> development.
>
> Now to my question: (a silly question really ... but what the heck)
>
> The core Python language seems very stable, if bug fixes where the
> only changes
> to Python in the next 5-10 years would Python still gain in popularity
> as fast as
> it is now?
>
> It seems that the libraries and addon's are probably more important
> (from here on in)
> to the overall usage and popularity of Python??
>
> What are people's thoughts?
>
> Regards,
>
> Ray Smith






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