[Python-Dev] release plan for 2.5 ?

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed Feb 22 23:19:19 CET 2006

However the definition of "feature" vs. "bugfix" isn't always crystal clear.

Some things that went into 2.4 recently felt like small features to
me; but others may disagree:

- fixing chunk.py to allow chunk size to be > 2GB
- supporting Unicode filenames in fileinput.py

Are these features or bugfixes?

On 2/22/06, Anthony Baxter <anthony at interlink.com.au> wrote:
> On Sunday 12 February 2006 21:51, Thomas Wouters wrote:
> > Well, in the past, features -- even syntax changes -- have gone in
> > between the last beta and the final release (but reminding Guido
> > might bring him to tears of regret. ;) Features have also gone into
> > what would have been 'bugfix releases' if you looked at the
> > numbering alone (1.5 -> 1.5.1 -> 1.5.2, for instance.) "The past"
> > doesn't have a very impressive track record...
> *cough* Go on. Try slipping a feature into a bugfix release now, see
> how loudly you can make an Australian swear...
> See also PEP 006. Do I need to add a "bad language" caveat in it?

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

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