Appendix F. PEP 3000: Python 3000

Author: Guido van Rossum

Abstract

This PEP sets guidelines for Python 3000 development. Ideally, we first agree on the process, and start discussing features only after the process has been decided and specified. In practice, we'll be discussing features and process simultaneously; often the debate about a particular feature will prompt a process discussion.

Naming

Python 3000, Python 3.0 and Py3K are all names for the same thing. The project is called Python 3000, or abbreviated to Py3k. The actual Python release will be referred to as Python 3.0, and that's what python3.0 -V will print; the actual file names will use the same naming convention we use for Python 2.x. I don't want to pick a new name for the executable ...

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