[PyQt] SIP v5 Roadmap

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.com
Sun Nov 28 15:12:49 GMT 2010

On Sun, 28 Nov 2010 15:35:38 +0100, Giovanni Bajo <rasky at develer.com>
> 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.
> Hi,
> 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.

I don't see the dependency as a problem. There is no problem installing
Python v2 and v3 side by side on Windows. Linux distros have been packaging
Python v3 to run alongside v2 for some time.


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