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Re: timeline for python 3?



On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 6:24 PM, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday crashcourse ca> wrote:
> 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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