Python 3 is killing Python

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Thu Jul 17 09:03:06 CEST 2014


On Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:48:38 +1000, alex23 wrote:

> On 15/07/2014 11:57 PM, Kevin Walzer wrote:
>> The number of language revisions that result in deliberate, code-level
>> incompatibility out there is pretty small. People rightly expect that
>> code written for version 2.x of a language will continue to work with
>> version 3.x, even if 3.x is designed to go in another direction.
> 
> PHP regularly breaks compatibility between _minor_ version releases:
> 
> http://php.net/manual/en/migration53.incompatible.php
> 
> Even more so with major releases:
> 
> http://php.net/manual/en/migration5.incompatible.php
> 
> And yet I never see anywhere near as much angst and agony as Python 3.x
> has caused.


Thank you for pointing this out! I thought that was the case with PHP, 
but I wasn't sure. Nice to have it confirmed.




-- 
Steven



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