[Python-Dev] Re: Stability and change

Andrew Kuchling akuchlin@mems-exchange.org
Mon, 8 Apr 2002 14:00:43 -0400

On Mon, Apr 08, 2002 at 07:35:18PM +0200, Alex Martelli wrote:
>At least, it worked wonderfully for Linux.  Which is where I started
>this whole thread of discussion...

It's not clear that it has, given that the Linux development stream is
now divided into Linus's 2.5 tree, the 2.5dj tree (Dave Jones), the
stable 2.4 tree, the 2.4ac tree (Alan Cox), the 2.4aa tree (Andrea

The only reason this works is that most users never come in contact
with these trees; the maintainer of their distribution picks one, and
perhaps cherry-picks bits from another tree.  The Python analogy would
be to ActiveState, or to the numeric user community releasing a
Numeric Python distribution.

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