[Python-Dev] API for the new sysconfig module

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sat Dec 11 03:55:25 CET 2010


On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 12:44 PM, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
> On 12/10/2010 4:59 PM, R. David Murray wrote:
>
>> Like Éric, I'm not sure what the implications of the existing module
>> having been released in 2.7 and 3.2 beta are in terms of making such an
>> API change.
>
> I am with Raymond on this: the purpose of betas is so we can test *and* make
> changes. No one should base production software on a beta release.

It's also the key difference between betas and release candidates.
Completely new features are still out after the first beta, but
tweaking the APIs of new-in-this-release features is still possible
with sufficient justification.

Cheers,
Nick.

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