[Python-Dev] Code cleanups in stable branches?
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.
I concur with Barry and MvL. Random code cleanups increase the risk of introducing new bugs.
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