On 2/25/07, Thomas Wouters <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > It's about how we get Python 2.x to 3.0, and howmuch of 3.0 we put into 2.6 > and later.
I've also talked to a bunch of people at PyCon, including Thomas. There seems to be much concern (rightfully so!) about the upgrade path from 2.x to 3.x. I don't think it will be easy to navigate, but I have confidence we can do a great job. My goal is to rip out as much cruft from the code base for 3k to make it easier to maintain. In order for users to adopt 3k, it must provide real benefit. In addition, it as painless as possible for third party developers to support both 2.x and 3.x. All the developers I talked to expressed relief that we weren't forgetting about them. There's still unease and will be until we demonstrate what we plan to do. They were satisfied with our general approach. The time schedules in PEP 361 (2.6 release schedule) and what Guido has said for 3k (from what I remember) are roughly: April 2007 - 3.0 PEPs and features accepted/decided June 2007 - 3.0a1 - basic (most) features implemented Dec 2007 - 2.6a1 Apr 2008 - 2.6 final July 2008 - 3.0 final Even if we slip these schedules, as long as we keep them in relative order, we can keep 2.6 robust, while also offering many of the 3k features. n _______________________________________________ Python-Dev mailing list Python-Dev@python.org http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-dev Unsubscribe: http://mail.python.org/mailman/options/python-dev/archive%40mail-archive.com