[Python-Dev] Re: Stability and change

Andrew Kuchling akuchlin@mems-exchange.org
Wed, 29 May 2002 16:41:30 -0400

On Wed, May 29, 2002 at 03:52:02PM -0400, Guido van Rossum wrote:
>resource return enhanced tuples; a change in ftplib.retrlines.  At the
>C API level (do you cover that?) the pymalloc changes probably warrant

Yes, C-level changes are covered.

>One question is how spin this.  Listing a long series of
>incompatibilities presents the image of a language that has many
>gratuitous incompatible changes -- which is not true and the opposite
>of the message we want to convey.

This way madness lies.  Document nothing and there will certainly be
complaints.  Why worry about losers who are in essence complaining
that the documentation is *too* complete?