[PyQt] SIP v5 Roadmap

Giovanni Bajo rasky at develer.com
Sun Nov 28 14:35:38 GMT 2010

On lun, 2010-11-22 at 16:06 +0000, Phil Thompson wrote:
> I've added a roadmap for SIP v5 at...
> http://www.riverbankcomputing.com/software/sip/roadmap
> Comments welcome.


I'm concerned by this:

The code generator will be reimplemented using Python v3. It will be
able to be used as a standalone application or a package.

This means that users of SIP will need to install Python v3 as a
dependency to run sip, even for projects using Python v2. Additional
build dependencies can really really be painful to handle.

I suggest you revisit this, unless you plan to make it work with Python
v2 through 3to2 or similar. An alternative option would be to write it
in 2to3-friendly dialect of Python v2, so that in the future when you
are ready to drop Python 2 support you can simply drop the original v2
source code and use the generated version as new basis for development.
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