You really like to contradict yourself, don'tcha?
First you argue that Python 3 is too big a change since it will warrant people rewriting plugins (which will take some time but may prominent plugin authors have already given their support and mentioned that they are working on porting over to Python 3). Then you argue that there is not enough changes (in terms of features) but I would argue that the switch to Python 3 is pretty major.
What? Talk about taking something completely out of context just to make an argument. Never did I say there were not enough changes in Python 3 to consider upgrading. I said that the differences between Python 2 and 3 aren't the main reasons the upgrade is a problem.
C0D312 wrote:Well, yeah. 3 > 2 but more importantly, 2 has no where to go. Sure, their might still be some bug patches and stuff in development but other than that: it's dead.
Swapping to Python 3 is not moving forward. It's running across the canyon before the bridge is built.
C0D312 wrote:Just like no one is forcing you to use ST3. Think of it like the same situation between Python 2 and 3. No one is forcing you to upgrade, just don't expect any new features.
Except everyone is as ST2 is EOL and can't even be bought anymore (and no, having the ability to buy ST3 and get a copy of ST2 for free is not having the ability to buy ST2)
? ST1 didn't see a single update (bug fix or otherwise)
once the ST2 public alpha became available. I don't see the situation between ST2 and ST3 being any different. Looking beyond how insane it is to compare a programming language to a text editor, Python 2 is still being maintained and it's still available.
C0D312 wrote:I suspect most plugin developers will port their projects to ST3 and leave the ST2 versions alone. Also, I suspect that ST3 will eventually have a free trial (just a guess) after more plugins are ported and features are added.
So you can see into the future? What reasons do plugin developers have to update their plugins for ST3? With a split userbase they'll just be choosing one userbase over another. Largely because, as I stated, there aren't enough improvements in ST3 to justify upgrading. Also, I like how you believe ST3 is going to see a bunch of new features added at some point. The majority of the new features of ST2 were available in the public alpha. Only a couple were added afterwards. I don't see any reason for ST3 to be any different.
C0D312 wrote:If he can call it whatever he wants, why do you care if he calls it ST3 instead of ST2.1? Besides, you don't have to pay while it's in beta (and it's probably going to be in beta for a while considering past experience). So why not argue about money when the time comes instead of ranting about the future?
Besides you completely missing the point I was making, you do realize ST3 is the only thing available for purchase right now right?
C0D312 wrote:Umm...? ST3 > ST2(lastest) > ST2(Alpha). That's the only point I was making. And using your logic, ST3 will only get faster... which doesn't seem like a problem to me.
Again, you somehow completely managed to miss the point I was making. Speed isn't a viable reason in the case of ST to increase the major version. As he stated himself, speed has always been a concern and has always seen improvements. ST being faster is not something new to ST. ST's speed has been substantially improved several times throughout the development of ST2.