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

Paul Rubin http
Mon Nov 10 17:49:40 CET 2003

Alex Martelli <aleax at> writes:
> This suggests to me that, if you're truly keen on all items on your
> wish list, you might want to consider _forking_ Python (or perhaps
> some other language that is already closer than Python to many of
> your wishes, such as Ruby).  Sure, a decision to fork is considered
> very extreme in the open-source world, but then, so is your list of
> 60 or more items grouped under 16 headings. 

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

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