[Python-Dev] devguide: Backporting is obsolete. Add details that I had to learn.

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Tue Jan 10 23:38:18 CET 2012

On 1/10/2012 12:14 PM, Antoine Pitrou wrote:

> I changed the terminology in my latest changeset:
> http://hg.python.org/devguide/rev/f39d063ab3dd
> Important to notice is that the major / minor distinction isn't
> relevant in most contexts, while the feature / bugfix distinction is.
> Where "major" plays a role, we can simply avoid the term by talking
> about Python 2 and Python 3, which is more explicit too. I doubt this
> needs to be revisited before 10 years anyway.

FWIW, I like the changes, and you did them better than I would have.

Terry Jan Reedy

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