Am I the only one who would love these extentions? - Python 3.0 proposals (long)

Alex Martelli aleax at
Mon Nov 10 18:00:20 CET 2003

Paul Rubin wrote:

> I've been thinking for a while that Python could benefit from a fork,
> that's not intended to replace Python for production use for any group
> of users, but rather to be a testbed for improvements and extensions
> that would allow more concrete experiments than can be done through
> pure thought and the PEP process.  Most proposals for Python
> improvements could then be implemented and tried out in the
> experimental platform before being folded back into the regular
> implementation.

That's one of the benefits that the pypy project is intended to
provide: a "reference implementation" that's easiest to play with
for exactly such purposes as the experiments you mention.  And --
we do hope to release pypy 1.0 before Christmas...!


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