Misleading wikipedia article on Python 3?

John J. Lee jjl at pobox.com
Tue Aug 7 23:38:10 CEST 2007


"Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> writes:

>> Do you *really* think that projects will fall 50-50 into the "yes" and
>> "no" camps, as you seem to imply -- after all, if you thought that one
>> case was more common, why wouldn't you mention which it was?
>
> I know you didn't ask me this time, but I answer anyway: I don't know.
>
> I *really* think that only experience can tell, and that any kind of
> prediction on that matter is futile FUD (as FUD, it might be successful,
> of course). I do so using all my skill and judgment. Only when people
> actually start to try porting, list specific issues that they actually
> ran into (rather than listing issues they anticipate to run into),
> only then I can make guesses as to what the common case will be.
[...]

By this criterion, Guido himself is engaging in FUD, as near as I can
tell (of course, I don't believe he is doing that; I also can't
believe that the effective requirements for the project are quite as
decoupled from source compatibility considerations as has sometimes
been implied by some of those working on the project).


John



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