Guido rethinking removal of cmp from sort method

rantingrick rantingrick at gmail.com
Tue Apr 5 00:16:35 CEST 2011


On Apr 4, 4:41 pm, Chris Angelico <ros... at gmail.com> wrote:
> How is the code "rendered useless" when (a) Python 2.7 is still the
> default Python in many places,

That's the point. We are going to see Python2.x around for a very long
time. A *very* long time Chris. Sadly if this conversion was planned a
wee bit better, we could have seen it happen rather quickly instead.
We could have reined in the multiplicity instead of propagating it!

> and (b) in any place where it's not,
> it's going to be about one command to install a python2?

Oh thanks Chris for revealing the simplicity of 2 to 3 code porting.
And might ask where you will begin to volunteer your expertise to the
gazillion lines of code that need porting? hmm?



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