[Python-Dev] Deprecation policy

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Tue Nov 29 13:59:48 CET 2011

On Tue, 29 Nov 2011 14:46:06 +0200
Petri Lehtinen <petri at digip.org> wrote:
> Michael Foord wrote:
> > We tend to see 3.2 -> 3.3 as a "major version" increment, but that's
> > just Python's terminology.
> Even though (in the documentation) Python's version number components
> are called major, minor, micro, releaselevel and serial, in this
> order? So when the minor version component is increased it's a major
> version increment? :)

Well, that's why I think the version number components are not
correctly named. I don't think any of the 2.x or 3.x releases can be
called "minor" by any stretch of the word. A quick glance at
http://docs.python.org/dev/whatsnew/index.html should be enough.



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