[Python-Dev] Proposal to revert r54204 (splitext change)

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Thu Mar 15 22:38:26 CET 2007

Stephen Hansen schrieb:

> And it'd be so easy to do it in a way which wouldn't be silent... just 
> throw out a warning, and defer the actual change until the next release.
> Expecting people to keep on top of Misc/NEWS and re-read the 
> documentation for every function in their code is a tad unreasonable. I 
> don't personally find it unreasonable for people to ask for a bit more 
> of an extended migration path when changes that are being implemented 
> will cause *silent* changes in behavior.

Which is why there is the "Porting" section in the What's New document,
which is typically not longer than a page and should list these changes.


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