[Python-Dev] When is it okay to ``cvs remove``?

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Fri, 25 Apr 2003 01:24:45 -0400

> The policy about beta releases is (or should be) stricter. No new
> features, and perhaps no new tests unless they test for a bug that
> gets fixed. So in the beta cycle, patches are posted to SF just to
> store them there until after the release of Python 2.3.

I don't see much of a reason to be so strict about no new tests.

> In the specific case, ask yourself what the cost would be if you
> produce a test failure under conditions that you consider obscure.
> Will enough people test the test before 2.3 is released? Does the new
> test suite behave differently enough from the old one to make false
> positives a possibility?

This is always a good set of questions to ask yourself.

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