[Python-Dev] Python 2.0 beta 2 pre-release
Wed, 27 Sep 2000 15:59:52 -0400 (EDT)
>>>>> "MAL" == M -A Lemburg <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
MAL> [Tim Peters wrote about the test_unicodedata.py glitch]:
>> > It is fixed in CVS ... don't know if the patch made it into the
>> > release though. The new test now uses UTF-8 as encoding which
>> > is endian-independent.
>> Alas, it was not in the release. I didn't even know about it
>> until after the installers were all built and shipped. Score
>> another for last-second improvements <0.5 wink>.
MAL> You're right. This shouldn't have been applied so close to the
MAL> release date/time. Looks like all reviewers work on little
MAL> endian machines...
Yes. I was bit reckless; test_unicodedata and the latest distutils
checkins had been made in following the official code freeze and were
not being added to fix a showstopper bug. I should have deferred
We'll have to be a lot more careful about the 2.0 final release. PEP
200 has a tenative ship date of Oct. 10. We should probably have a
code freeze on Oct. 6 and leave the weekend and Monday for verifying
that there are no build problems on little- and big-endian platforms.