Python 3 is killing Python

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Thu Jul 17 09:17:06 CEST 2014

On 17/07/2014 04:14, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> 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.

Actually I like the logic behind 2.8.

"We've only had eight years to port our code to Python 3.  That's not 
been long enough.  So to work around the situation we'll throw all of 
our miniscule resources into forking Python to solve all of the problems 
that Python has created for us".

Where is Walter Mitty when you need him?

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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