[Python-Dev] Code cleanups in stable branches?

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Tue Nov 1 21:31:47 CET 2011

On Oct 31, 2011, at 06:23 PM, Éric Araujo wrote:

>I thought that patches that clean up code but don’t fix actual bugs were
>not done in stable branches.  Has this changed?

I hope not.  Sure, if they fix actual bugs, that's fine, but as MvL often
points out, even innocent looking changes can break code *somewhere*.  We
don't lose by being conservative with our stable branches.


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