Timeline for Python?

Ray ray_usenet at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 4 04:39:35 CEST 2006

Sebastian Bassi wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am working on a Python book, since it could be completed in about a
> year (writing time + edition + publishing) or more, I would like to
> know what version to target since I don't want to release a book that
> will be outdated just after is printed.
> I use 2.4 for everyday work but most webservers still carry 2.2 (and
> most programs runs w/o any modification, since I don't tend to use new
> features), but publishers know that people like to buy lasted version
> books.

But also there are a lot of books about 2.2 already--I've got quite a
number of them and if I really have to go down to 2.2 I can always
return back to them. For new books definitely 2.5--how can you possibly
target something that will have an alpha *probably* released sometime
in 2007? And may be released in 2008 or even 2009? Your book may be
obsolete the moment it comes out if you're targeting an alpha.

> So, if the book is published in October 2007, should feature Python 3
> or Python 2.5?
> I did read http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-3000/ but I still not
> sure about timeline.

>From the document, looks like even BDFL ain't sure, just a general
estimate of sometime in 2007 and release in maybe 2008 if we're lucky

> Best regards,
> SB.
> --
> Bioinformatics news: http://www.bioinformatica.info
> Lriser: http://www.linspire.com/lraiser_success.php?serial=318

More information about the Python-list mailing list