[Python-Dev] os.utime on directories: bug fix or new feature?

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Sun Oct 15 15:35:21 CEST 2006

On Sun, Oct 15, 2006, "Martin v. L?wis" wrote:
> Should I backport the patch to 2.5, as it is a bug that you can modify
> the time stamps of regular files but not directories? Or should I
> not backport as it is a new feature that you can now adjust the time
> stamps of a directory, and couldn't before?

My vote is that it's a bugfix but should be treated as a new feature and
rejected for 2.5, based on the standard argument about capabilities and
the problems with bugfix releases having new capabilities.
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