[Python-Dev] Re: Stability and change
Mon, 8 Apr 2002 12:36:06 -0500
>>>>> "Guido" == Guido van Rossum <email@example.com> writes:
>> I don't know if I understand what you're getting at here. I think
>> that 2.x.a -> 2.x.b should be relatively stable, certainly if x is
>> odd. Less so if x is even, but most of the time not dramatically so.
Guido> Ehm, haven't you got that backwards? I did "uname -a" and my
Guido> kernel version is 2.4.9, which would suggest that even minor
Guido> numbers are stable for Linux. And you just agreed that we should
Guido> do the same for Python.
2.4.x is the stable Linux kernel. People had been talking about Python
2.1.x as the "Garth" (we fear change) series. I was simply going along with
>> (One way to accomplish this would be to have a standard patch file
>> whose version numbers are twiddled, probably by a script, and which
>> is then applied from the top of the source tree.)
Guido> You'd still have to watch it though.
Yes, but I suspect generating a new version of that diff file shouldn't be
too difficult on the occasions where some new location containing a version
number pops up.