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

Chris Warrick kwpolska at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 12:48:59 EST 2016


On 8 February 2016 at 16:53, Random832 <random832 at fastmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 8, 2016, at 10:46, Chris Angelico wrote:
>> > I still think we should just retroactively declare 3.5 to be python 5,
>> > and then keep going with python 6, 7, etc...
>>
>> http://dirtsimple.org/2004/12/python-is-not-java.html
>
> Java's hardly the only, or even the first, project to drop a version
> number. (I think the first may actually have been GNU Emacs), and it's
> certainly not the only one with a release schedule that frequently
> increments the major version number.
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In fact, this was done by a very popular Python project two years ago.
That project is pip, which went from 1.5.6 to 6.0, and is now at
8.0.2.

And its best friend setuptools is up to version 20.0.

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