Python Standardization: Wikipedia entry
Colin J. Williams
fn681 at ncf.ca
Tue Jan 29 22:44:39 CET 2008
John Nagle wrote:
> Paddy wrote:
>> I would value the opinion of fellow Pythoneers who have also
>> contributed to Wikipedia, on the issue of "Is Python Standardized".
>> Specifically in the context of this table:
>> (Comparison of programming languages)
>> And this entry in the talk page
>> (Talk:Comparison of programming languages#Standardized Python?)
>> - Thanks.
> That's correct. Python is not standardized by any standards body.
> And no
> two implementations are even close to compiling the same language.
> A consequence of the lack of standardization is that it discourages
> implementations. There are about four implementations of something like
> Python (other than CPython), and none of them are close to being usable.
> Letting the author of one implementation control the language discourages
> other implementations.
> Submitting Python 2.5 to ISO/ANSI might be a good idea.
> John Nagle
Better to wait for 3.0?
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