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Re: The looming Python 3(000) monster



Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> 2008/12/10 Toshio Kuratomi <a badger gmail com>:
>> Les Mikesell wrote:
>>> Arthur Pemberton wrote:
>>>>> Well, most of the active members of the Python SIG have chimed in on
>>>>> this, and we're all channeling Frankie.
>>>>>
>>>>> Now, I do believe this is an important subject and we do need to gauge
>>>>> the impact Python 3000 has on Fedora, but I believe that we are grossly
>>>>> unequipped to do so at this time. I'd like to revisit this topic in
>>>>> about a year (perhaps sooner, depending on circumstances), but for now
>>>>> everyone just relax.
>>>>
>>>> Just to  be clear, does that mean no Python 3.0 in parallel either?
>>> How do you expect people to modify and test their own code without a
>>> parallel install?
>>>
>> As stated multiple times, the initial port will be to python-2.6+ with
>> python-3 features turned on.  Then we'll see where we're at.
>>
>> It's possible that the remaining porting work will be small at that
>> point and we can migrate easily.  It's also possible that it's still a
>> major undertaking to go from py-2.6 w/ python-3 features to py3.  But we
>> won't know until code starts being ported so there's no use trying to
>> guess what we need to do now.
>>
>> -Toshio
> 
> I think he meant "unofficial" work, as in not official porting of
> packages. Just regular dev work.
> 
Pretty much the same answer.  Port to python-2.6 with python-3 features
turned on.  We don't, at this point, have enough information to tell if
that's sufficient or not.

-Toshio

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