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Re: timeline for python 3?



On Sat, 14 Mar 2009, Rahul Sundaram wrote:

> Tom Horsley wrote:
> >
> > I also don't see why it shouldn't be provided as a separate
> > package. If it really is all that incompatible it is a completely
> > different language anyway, and there is merely a coincidence
> > that part of the name is composed of the letters "python" :-).
> >
> > Certainly the Qt3 gui toolkit is pretty much a completely different
> > toolkit than Qt4, and fedora manages to ship both of those.
>
> There is a pretty big difference between a language with dozens and
> dozens of different modules that are often separate sub packages and a
> fairly self contained toolkit. Providing parallel versions is not a easy
> task and it is not the benefit outweighs the cost as seen in the
> discussions at
>
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue155#The_Looming_Py3K_Monster
>
> At the moment, it is more of a wait and see if applications adopt it.
> Python 3 appears to be a initial developer release with more
> incompatible changes coming out.
>
> http://lwn.net/Articles/317900/

  just to be clear, i wasn't pushing for it, i was just asking a
question.  :-)

rday
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