[Python-Dev] Re: Stability and change

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Mon, 08 Apr 2002 17:41:51 -0400

> > Tell that to the people who write L.append(1, 2, 3) despite that it
> > was never documented. :-(
> I do -- if and when I see that (haven't seen it in ages).  Technical
> managers at development shops know about stuff "accidentally
> working" and are more tolerant of bug-fixes against that than of
> other backwards-compatibility breaks, in my experience.

Hm.  This was widely complained about, probably because many examples
(including in books) got it wrong.  Maybe technical manager are
tolerant of that stuff, but not if it means they have to fix their won
code. :-(

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)