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Re: The looming Python 3(000) monster

Horst H. von Brand wrote:
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell gmail com> wrote:


I just don't get why any sane person, especially anyone familiar with
computer languages, would ever want to give something that is not the
same the same name.  Does anyone know how the developer(s) manage this
themselves?  I have to think they are keeping multiple concurrent
versions installed (and that that is the only reasonable approach).

You mean like C? There was plain K&R C, then futzing around with lint, then
several popular C extensions, then along came ANSI C (C89), then C99; all the
while there were all sorts of "interesting" GCC extensions included,
changed, retracted, added in the standard or replaced in it by a completely
different way of doing the same thing...

And yet, in all that time, I never had a problem continuing to run a previously working C program even in the extremely rare cases where an updated compiler wouldn't build a new copy. Python doesn't work that way.

  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell gmail com

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