[Python-Dev] Proto-PEP for maintaining backward compatibility

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Thu, 06 Jun 2002 15:49:51 -0400

> > Suppose that the .pyc file
> > format changes in a backwards incompatible way (we're considering this
> > too) and suppose modulefinder has to be changed.  I think it should be
> > possible to do that without consideration for older Python versions.

> In this case I propose to add it to the standard library

That's a non-sequitur.

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