[Python-Dev] nonlocal keyword in 2.x?

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Wed Oct 28 15:49:47 CET 2009

<skip <at> pobox.com> writes:
>     >> So 2.7 support will for the most part be a case not of supporting
>     >> Python versions, but Python *users*.
>     Antoine> That's still not a good reason to backport nonlocal. The same
>     Antoine> reasoning could be used to backport new features to the 2.6
>     Antoine> branch after all.
> No, because 2.6 is in feature freeze (bug fixes only).  2.7 is the current
> version of 2.x where new features are allowed to be added.

That was precisely my point. There are development practices which mitigate the
idea that backporting is always helpful to the user.



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