[Python-Dev] Re: [Python-checkins] python/dist/src/Python future.c, 2.14, 2.15

Alex Martelli aleax at aleax.it
Sat Feb 5 17:01:18 CET 2005

On 2005 Feb 05, at 16:49, Jeremy Hylton wrote:

> On Sat, 5 Feb 2005 02:31:26 -0500, Raymond Hettinger <python at rcn.com> 
> wrote:
>> [Anthony]
>>> While this is undoubtedly a bug fix, I'm not sure that it should be
>>> backported - it will break people's code that is "working" now 
>>> (albeit
>>> in a faulty way). What do people think?
>> I concur -- the balance of risks is towards the patch causing more 
>> harm
>> than good.
> I would not backport it to Python 2.3.  People have been using it for
> a long time.  I'd be inclined to backport it to Python 2.4, which is
> still relatively new.  If someone has buggy code, an upgrade is going
> to cause a problem for them at some point.  Given how unlikely the
> risk is -- particularly given that division is the only useful future
> now -- I'd say the risk is acceptable for Python 2.4.1.  (Unlike, say,
> Python 2.4.2.)

+1 on having the fix in 2.4.1 but not in 2.3.5 -- exactly for the 
reasons Jeremy is giving.


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