[Python-Dev] Running Py2.6 with the -3 option

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Fri Jul 11 17:08:41 CEST 2008

Benjamin Peterson wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 8:02 AM, Steve Holden <steve at holdenweb.com> wrote:
>> Benjamin Peterson wrote:
>>> Yes, indeed. We should make sure, however, that the changes in the 2.6
>>> libraries are the absolute minimum to get the job done. (I'm trying to
>>> pretend like this isn't violating the prohibition on all-inclusive
>>> overhauls in the stdlib.)
>> The prohibition is on *gratuitous* changes, basically along the lines of "if
>> it ain't broke, don't fix it". The stdlib is definitely broken if it raises
>> warnings of that kind.
> Just because it's massive breakage fixage doesn't mean that it's
> unlikely to break something else. :)
I agree but, contrariwise, just because we are likely to break other 
things doesn't mean we shouldn't fix the massive breakage.

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