Python 3.0 Roadmap?

Martin v. Löwis martin at v.loewis.de
Sat Nov 22 22:33:55 CET 2003


Logan <logan at phreaker.nospam> writes:

> Is there something like a roadmap for Python3 (i.e. v3.0)?

Not an explicitly-maintained one, atleast not publically.

However, looking at the PEPs shows fragments of what certain
individuals expect to happen.

> IIRC, formerly people talked about Python 3000 resp. P3k
> and it was speculated, that Python3 will not be backwards
> compatible with Python2.

The same was speculated about Python 2 when 1.5.2 was current. Guido's
plan was to release 1.6, 1.7, and so on, and then rewrite Python in
C++, and call that Python 2.0. History shows that the future is
difficult to predict.

> So maybe Python3 will not be very different from its direct
> predecessor Python 2.x!?

In my view, this is quite likely. Even more likely is that Python 3
won't be released until 2010. 

Py3k, of course, won't be released for the next 900 years :-)

Regards,
Martin




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