[DB-SIG] what is: backwards compatibility

Dieter Maurer dieter at handshake.de
Sun Jul 1 13:21:10 CEST 2007

Carl Karsten wrote at 2007-6-24 12:20 -0500:
>I'm still trying to come up with a set of possible meanings for backwards
>compatibility, something like
>doesn't break:
>any existing code
>any conceivable code
>reasonable code
>code that conforms to any documentation found, including module code.
>code that conforms to the docs bundled with the module


>code that conforms to the docs found under python.org


>code that conforms to pep 249



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