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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