[Python-Dev] Re: Stability and change

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Tue, 28 May 2002 12:30:25 -0400

> > 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 ..." :-)

OK.  The question is, who's going to write the migration guide?  One
problem is that often specific migration issues don't surface until
after the release is made.

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