转贴自comp.lang.python，12 years of Python and only at v2.2
ccat 2002-12-05 07:25:04
I was reading "Python Power: Growing Respect for an Open Source
Integration Tool" by Cameron Laird in OpenEnterpriseTrends.com
(found it on Daily Python-URL http://www.pythonware.com/daily/)
Laird's article makes the statement """
What makes Python so good for integration? Finch and other believers
in Python note several characteristics:
3. Python is high-quality: While it's matured for over a decade now,
its developmental philosophy is so conservative it only recently
reached version 2.2.
Is Python unusual in this respect? The only comparable situation I
can think of off the top of my head is with Linux, begun in 1992 and
at v2.4 currently.
Well, the first beta release of GCC was in 1987, and it only reached
version 3.0 last year. On the other hand, version 1.0 of Microsoft
Windows was released in 1985 and I understand that it has now passed
Since they cannot count higher than 2000 in Redmond, MS needs to use
letters now, hence XP, XQ, XR etc.
And since they started so far through the alphabet,
they've only got another 62 versions before they
get to ZZ, and then what will they do? Add another
letter, or switch to triplets of colour-coded
Greg Ewing, Computer Science Dept,
University of Canterbury,
Christchurch, New Zealand