[openstack-dev] [tc] supporting Go

Antoni Segura Puimedon toni+openstackml at midokura.com
Sun May 15 14:09:52 UTC 2016

On Sat, May 14, 2016 at 7:13 PM, Clint Byrum <clint at fewbar.com> wrote:

> Excerpts from Dieterly, Deklan's message of 2016-05-14 01:18:20 +0000:
> > Python 2.x will not be supported for much longer, and let¹s face it,
> > Python is easy, but it just does not scale. Nor does Python have the
> > performance characteristics that large, distributed systems require.
> Maybe
> > Java could replace Python in OpenStack as the workhorse language.
> Which is why we've been pushing toward python 3 for years now. It's
> default for python apps in distros now, gates are holding the line at the
> unit test level now, so we just need a push toward integration testing
> and I truly believe we'll be seeing people use python3 and pypy to run
> OpenStack in the next year.

Kuryr kubernetes integration is python 3 only, as it is asyncio based. I
be surprised if new projects and subprojects don't go to python3 directly.

> And regarding not scaling: That's precisely what's being discussed,
> and it seems like there are plenty of options for pushing python further
> that aren't even half explored yet. Meanwhile, if enough people agree,
> perhaps go is a good option for those areas where we just can't push
> Python further without it already looking like another language anyway.
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