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Guido had a good retrospective on the shift, while the change was hard and painful, it needed to happen for the language to be easier to work with longer term.

If you're interested it's worth a watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oiw23yfqQy8




> Guido had a good retrospective on the shift, while the change was hard and painful, it needed to happen for the language to be easier to work with longer term.

He was wrong. It is far harder than he anticipated, and it did not "need" to happen to grow the language.


Can you expand on why/where Guido was wrong beyond why he cites where he (and the core team) made mistakes in the linked talk? I'd disagree about the "need", as the fundamental changes (meaning non-package renaming changes) were pretty important for the increasingly international economy we are in.




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