Python 3 is killing Python

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Thu Jul 17 05:14:24 CEST 2014

On Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:16:16 -0700, Rick Johnson wrote:

> On Wednesday, July 16, 2014 6:00:16 PM UTC-5, Mark Lawrence wrote:
>> I'm not aware of any mass exodus from core Python 3 to the fork that
>> has consistently proposed to give the world Python 2.8.  Do you know
>> something that I don't?
> Well, currently at least, we don't even *need* a Python 2.8, not for the
> next couple of years anyway.

There will never be a Python 2.8. When push comes to shove, the people 
bitching about Python 3 will not do the work necessary to fork Python 2.7 
and make a version 2.8.


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