[Python-Dev] Re: Stability and change

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Tue, 28 May 2002 18:20:54 +0200

Guido van Rossum wrote:
>>Conclusion: I think that we need a migration guide for Python.
> I think Andrew's "What's new in Python x.x" documents are a good
> start.  What's missing from them?

The migration path, including hints on how to port Python applications
from one version to the next, how to work around deprecations,
tips on quick ways to find problem areas in the code, etc.

Andrew usually puts more focus on new features than changes
which could cause older applications to fail -- which is what
you'd expect in a document titled "What's new in ..." :-)

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