Blog "about python 3"

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at
Tue Dec 31 15:13:58 CET 2013

Steven D'Aprano <steve+comp.lang.python <at>> writes:
> I expect that as excuses for not migrating get fewer, and the deadline for
> Python 2.7 end-of-life starts to loom closer, more and more haters^W
> Concerned People will whine about the lack of version 2.8 and ask for
> *somebody else* to fork Python.
> I find it, hmmm, interesting, that so many of these Concerned People who say
> that they're worried about splitting the Python community[1] end up
> suggesting that we *split the community* into those who have moved forward
> to Python 3 and those who won't.

Indeed. This would be extremely destructive (not to mention alienating the
people doing *actual* maintenance and enhancements on Python-and-its-stdlib,
of which at least 95% are committed to the original plan for 3.x to slowly
supercede 2.x).



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