[Python-Dev] post-release festivities

Tim Peters tim.one@comcast.net
Fri, 18 Jul 2003 18:36:37 -0400

>> If people are eager to check in random improvements, it would be
>> best to make a branch out of the rc1 tag (and random improvements
>> could proceed on the head).

[Raymond Hettinger]
> In that case, I prefer to leave it alone.

Well, a branch isn't a big deal, if that's what people want.

> All that was being contemplated was fixing some URLs in
> the docs and adding more examples.  That can wait for another day.

All changes have potential to break something, even changes that someone
swears will be 100% harmless, and even if everyone else agrees in advance
they're going to be 100% harmless.  That simply can't be known for sure in
advance (maybe adding a character to a URL will provoke a buffer overflow in
the stuff generating Emacs info-mode docs -- who knows?  that's right, Fred
<wink>), and release candidates are our only chance to get a
close-as-possible preview of the actual release into the field for user

Doc improvements are great, most of the time.