[Python-Dev] True division in embedded Python

Bjorn Pettersen BPettersen@NAREX.com
Wed, 29 May 2002 16:00:41 -0600

> From: Guido van Rossum [mailto:guido@python.org]=20


> > We're standardizing on 2.2.1, and unless there is a=20
> > pressing business need, we'll probably stay with=20
> > that version for the next 18-24 months.
> Would you consider upgrading to 2.2.2 when it comes out, and=20
> subsequent bugfix releases?  The goal for those releases is=20
> to make the upgrade 100% painless.

We would probably consider it. What it comes down to is whether the new
release is binary compatible (which I'm assuming it is), and if it
included a bugfix that we found prudent to incorporate.=20

Don't misunderstand me, it's not that we don't want to update -- the
developers here would probably be quite happy to work on the latest and
greatest -- updating just inherently takes time (money) and it's not
very exciting work. We'd just rather spend our time on something that
has a more direct revenue source :-)

Thanks for answering my question about true division.

Bjorn Pettersen

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