[Python-Dev] Re: Negative index in insert()

Greg Ward gward@python.net
Fri, 31 Aug 2001 09:15:07 -0400

On 26 August 2001, Ka-Ping Yee said:
> If this is fixed, i think we should do a complete job of it and
> make sure exceptions are raised when the index is out of range.
> This has the potential for breaking code, and so the transition
> should probably be done with a minor-version's worth of warning,
> but i think if we're going to change it we should make it right.

By "minor version" do you mean 2.2 -> 2.3, or 2.2 -> 2.2.1?  I presume
the former -- we're not allowed to make incompatible changes on point
releases anymore!  Of course, this implies a f***** statement.

(I'm not going to say the word, Tim said the first one who does dies...)

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