[Python-Dev] What's new 2.x in 3.x docs.

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Sun Jan 23 04:05:00 CET 2011

On 1/22/2011 2:20 PM, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> On Sat, 22 Jan 2011 14:04:00 -0500
> Terry Reedy<tjreedy at udel.edu>  wrote:
>> The 3.x docs mostly started fresh with 3.0. The major exception is the
>> What's new section, which goes back to 2.0. The 2.x stuff comprises
>> about 650KB in the repository and whatever that translates into in the
>> distribution. I cannot imagine that anyone who only has 3.x and no 2.x
>> version would have any interest in the 2.x history. And of course, the
>> complete 2.x history will always be available with the latest 2.7.z. And
>> the cover page for 3.x could even say so and include a link. So why not
>> remove it from the 3.2 release (and have two separate pages for the
>> online version)?
> Well, is there any point in doing so, apart from saving 650KB in the
> repository? I'm not sure we care about the latter (right now the
> whole source tree is more than 50MB, and that's without version
> control information).

I was only proposing actual removal of what to me is noise from the 
windows help file (now 5.6 mb) with a link to the online version. But 
the idea is rejected. Fini.

Terry Jan Reedy

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