Blog "about python 3"

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Dec 31 16:55:40 CET 2013


On 31/12/2013 15:41, Roy Smith wrote:
> In article <mailman.4753.1388499265.18130.python-list at python.org>,
>   Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
>
>> Steven D'Aprano <steve+comp.lang.python <at> pearwood.info> 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).
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> Antoine.
>
> I'm using 2.7 in production.  I realize that at some point we'll need to
> upgrade to 3.x.  We'll keep putting that off as long as the "effort +
> dependencies + risk" metric exceeds the "perceived added value" metric.
>

Do you use any of the features that were backported from 3.x to 2.7, or 
could you have stayed with 2.6 or an even older version?

-- 
My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask 
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence




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