[Python-Dev] Code cleanups in stable branches?

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sat Nov 5 07:39:07 CET 2011

On Sat, Nov 5, 2011 at 3:05 AM, Éric Araujo <merwok at netwok.org> wrote:
> Nick and Brett share the opinion that some code cleanups can be
> considered bugfixes, whereas MvL, Barry and Raymond defend that we never
> know what can get broken and it’s not worth risking it.
> I have added a comment on #13283 (removal of two unused variable in
> locale.py) to restate this policy, but haven’t asked for a revert; I did
> not comment on #10519 (Avoid unnecessary recursive function calls), as
> it can be considered a bugfix and Raymond took part in the discussion
> and thus implicitly approved the change.

There's always going to be a grey area where it's a judgment call - my
opinion is basically the same as what you state in your second


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