[RELEASED] 2.7 beta 1

Mensanator mensanator at aol.com
Sun Apr 11 01:47:12 CEST 2010


On Apr 10, 5:45 pm, Michael Ströder <mich... at stroeder.com> wrote:
> average wrote:
> >> On behalf of the Python development team, I'm merry to announce the first beta
> >> release of Python 2.7.
>
> >> Python 2.7 is scheduled (by Guido and Python-dev) to be the last major version
> >> in the 2.x series.  Though more major releases have not been absolutely ruled
> >> out, it's likely that the 2.7 release will an extended period of maintenance for
> >> the 2.x series.
>
> > May I propose that the developers consider keeping this release *beta*
> > until after the present Python moratorium?  That is, don't let it be
> > marked as *official* until after, say, Python 3.3.
>
> > There are so many features taken from 3.0 that I fear that it will
> > postpone its adoption interminably
>
> Whether 3.x is adopted by developers is IMO not influenced by the 2.7 release
> schedule. At least the effect is highly speculative. So please simply release
> 2.7 when it's ready.

3.x won't be adopted by developers until it's fixed. As of now, it's
seriously broken and unsuitable for production.

>
> Ciao, Michael.




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