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

Lennart Regebro regebro at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 09:15:47 CET 2009

2009/10/28 Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net>:
> <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.

Then I don't understand what you are saying. Obviously we shouldn't
backport to the 2.6 branch, it's in bugfix mode. This is about 2.7. I
don't see what 2.6 has to do with it.

> There are development practices which mitigate the
> idea that backporting is always helpful to the user.

And those are?

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