[Python-Dev] Re: Stability and change

akuchlin@mems-exchange.org akuchlin@mems-exchange.org
Tue, 28 May 2002 12:59:33 -0400

On Tue, May 28, 2002 at 06:20:54PM +0200, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
>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.

Part of the problem is that I work from the CVS logs and from the
Misc/NEWS file, and people don't always indicate when a potential
incompatibility is introduced.  (That may not be clear to the person
making the change, of course, if they think they're changing an
obscure bit of code.)

I'd certainly like to point out required changes.  The 2.0 document
had a "Porting to 2.0" section, but now I generally try to cover such
issues in the section for the relevant PEP.