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

Anthony Baxter anthony at interlink.com.au
Sun Oct 15 16:01:42 CEST 2006

On Sunday 15 October 2006 23:35, Aahz wrote:
> 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.

Since it wasn't possible in earlier than 2.5 either, I'd say it's on the 
edge of being a bugfix. Let's be conservative and not backport it, since it's 
also a pretty marginal feature.

Anthony Baxter     <anthony at interlink.com.au>
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