[Python-Dev] New functionality in micro releases (was: Documenting branch policy)

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Mon Sep 8 08:19:48 EDT 2003

>     Guido> But I'm not sure how Red Hat shipping 1.5.2 proves this point;
>     Guido> there were no micro releases of 1.5 after that.
> True, but it demonstrates how much agony changes to the language -
> regardless of the versioning - can cause.
> Skip

Then that's an argument against changes to the language in general.
We've had that argument, and the resulting policy is specified in PEPs
4 and 5 (amongst others).

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

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