[STORY-TIME] THE BDFL AND HIS PYTHON PETTING ZOO

Ian Kelly ian.g.kelly at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 10:40:23 EST 2016


On Sat, Feb 6, 2016 at 1:54 PM, Rick Johnson
<rantingrickjohnson at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 12:02:35 AM UTC-6, John Ladasky wrote:
>
>> Rick, you don't like Python?
>
> If i didn't like Python, then i would happily let it self-
> destruct, yes? The problem is, i *DO* like Python. Python2
> was a great language, but python3 has been a disaster. Heck,
> even the BDFL has warned that Python4 cannot introduce as
> many backwards incompatible changes as python3. So obviously,
> he is admitting that Python3 was a disaster.

That's a complete non sequitur. "George Lucas notes that he can't pull
the Darth Vader reveal again. So obviously, he is admitting that
Empire Strikes Back was a disaster."

Besides, you're forgetting that the whole point of having so many
backwards incompatible changes in Python 3 in the first place was to
get them out of the way and not have to do them further into the
future. Python 4.0 has never been planned to be anything more than an
incremental release like Python 2.0, and AIUI the only reason any of
the core devs are even talking about Python 4 at this point in time is
because Guido doesn't like "3.10" as a version number.


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