Real problem: Mixing up Python 3 "the language" and "the implementation"
Posted Nov 12, 2009 15:08 UTC (Thu) by dwheeler
Parent article: Python moratorium and the future of 2.x
Python 3 is a nice *language*, but you can't move programs to it until all the libraries switch simultaneously because it has a completely different implementation. And that's silly.
What should happen is that there should be a single implementation that supports both the Python 2 and Python 3 languages. That way, people could incrementally transition.
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