[Python-Dev] Code cleanups in stable branches?

Raymond Hettinger raymond.hettinger at gmail.com
Wed Nov 2 22:50:19 CET 2011

On Nov 1, 2011, at 1:31 PM, Barry Warsaw wrote:

> 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.
> -Barry

I concur with Barry and MvL.   Random code cleanups increase the risk of introducing new bugs.


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