Wednesday, March 2, 2011

QNX & Python email6

In a late breaking extension to my previous Python post, I just found out that QNX is going to be sponsoring R. David Murray in completing the work of porting email6 to Python 3.3.

I haven't been keeping track of the evolution of Python since I stopped coding, but I've been recently reading through the diffs between 2.7 and 3.x.  I have to admit that I'll miss print and %.  Even so, all the changes look like they're pretty good ones.  So I'm glad to see we're helping pull forward the language by getting crucial package support in the new Python flavour.


  1. % formatting isn't going away. It just came up on the dev mailing list last week and a lot of people still like it and use it, and no one's motivated enough to start the deprecation process on it.

    I bet the next time removal comes up is Python 4.

  2. Phew! print going away I can live with--making it a function instead of a statement does make sense, even if the statement form is just a tiny bit more ingrained in my brain. But when I saw the comments about "%" probably going to be deprecated, I did shed a tiny tear. Glad to know that it's still going to be with us a little longer!

  3. Am pretty sure, email6 will be finished by Python 4.