Martin Aspeli wrote:
Lennart Regebro wrote:

I'm hoping that Guido will see the errors of his ways, and introduce a
Python 2.7 that has more forwards compatibility than what has been
promised for 2.6, so that there can be a useable overlap between
Python 2.7 and 3.0. Maybe a 3.1 with some more backwards compatibility
will be needed to, I don't know.

DISCLAIMER: I'm not very close to the core Python/language community, nor have I paid much attention to Py3K.

Has there been a strong statement that there won't be a Python 2.7 and beyond? Will Python 2.x be actively killed off?

When I told Guido we still have a Zope 2 and a Zope 3, he said we should avoid this situation with Python. There may be a Python 2.7. Beyond, the intent is not to have one. The idea is to create sufficient carrots for Python 3 so that people will flock over. I think this will be combined with a lot of promotion which will probably also involve statements to make Python 2.x seem like a bad place (old-fashioned).

In the discussion on Python 2.x and 3.x compatibility, substitute the word "Zope" for "Python" and think of the irony.

I told Guido about the Zope experience. He dismissed this instantly saying Python isn't at all like Zope. I hope he's right.



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