[Python-Dev] Backward-incompatible change to random.randrange in 2.7.6

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed Dec 18 16:49:17 CET 2013

BTW, I bet a lavish dinner at PyCon that it is *only* Zope/ZODB that
does this. In the time we added this bogus dependency on undocumented
parameters, the PythonLabs team was at Zope and we didn't always get
our boundaries straight.

On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 2:51 AM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 18 December 2013 20:17, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 8:43 PM, Serhiy Storchaka <storchaka at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 18.12.13 04:40, Benjamin Peterson написав(ла):
>>>> Mostly yes, but at least you could tell people to upgrade straight to
>>>> 2.7.7 and skip 2.7.6.
>>> It'll make the people to postpone the upgrade to 2.7.6 (which fixes many
>>> security bugs) until 2.7.7 release,  instead of correcting their
>>> morally-broken programs.
>> If this is considered enough breakage to be a problem, would it be
>> possible to issue a or 2.7.6+fixed release that's identical to
>> 2.7.6 but with this change reverted? It'd be a minor mess, but then
>> people would still get those security fixes, and it means not breaking
>> stuff in a point release.
> If we revert it, it means we do 2.7.7 ASAP so that *everyone* can just
> skip straight to 2.7.7.
> That kind of user visible change shouldn't have been made in a point
> release, regardless of what the docs said. It just isn't worth the
> risk of breaking the code of people that are relying on what's
> possible rather than what the docs say.
> Cheers,
> Nick.
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