[Python-Dev] python/dist/src/Lib/bsddb __init__.py,1.5,1.6

Jeremy Hylton jeremy at alum.mit.edu
Sun Sep 14 18:21:15 EDT 2003

On Sun, 2003-09-14 at 18:08, Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> "Raymond Hettinger" <python at rcn.com> writes:
> > In this particular case, we are (IMHO) much better off adding an
> > iterable interface than leaving current situation with "db.first()"
> > and "while 1: db.next()" wrapped in a try/except for an 
> > undocumented exception class -- yuck.  
> As nobody has protested against this specific change (yet?), I guess
> you can go ahead and apply it. In doing so, you have to accept the
> burden of taking blame in case this turns out to be a bad idea.

Perhaps we could wait to hear from Jack or Just or someone who was
concerned about feature creep in maintenance releases.  I think we
should decide now whether to follow the policy they propose or we should
drop it.  Right now, it feels like it's in limbo.


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