Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

Re: OLPC, Python...

"I noted all the conservative reasons why someone would choose Python."

It just makes me wonder if the decision to go forward with Python 3000 is so wise after all..

Comment on OLPC, Python...
by Jarno Virtanen


I think it would be a very bad idea if it meant that non-bugfix additions to Python 2 were going to stop. But it doesn't mean that -- the stated plan is actually to backport as much from Python 3 to Python 2 as possible, where it doesn't break backward compatibility (e.g., the IO layer changes are not at all portable, but things like generic functions or better string formatting are). So Python 2 still has a lot of life in it.

# Ian Bicking