sholden at holdenweb.com
Mon Sep 1 20:14:54 EDT 2003
> Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> writes:
> > Probably. I'm personally not so stringent for minor stuff like this
> > (hey, I added bool() to 2.2.1 :-), but it seems others are
> > increasingly resisting even minor feature additions in
> micro releases
> > (except in the email package :-).
> The problem with adding things like this is that it makes it harder to
> port code from *2.3.1 to 2.3* and at least in principle it would be
> nice if code that works on 2.3.1 works on 2.3 unless it tickles a
> specific bug that has been fixed.
> And, come Panther, there are going to be rather a lot of Python 2.3
> installs out there.
Just as a matter of interest, do you have any idea how many Mac OSX
licensees there are?
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