[Python-Dev] when to fix cross-version bugs?

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Fri Sep 6 18:18:12 CEST 2013

On 09/06/2013 07:51 AM, Ethan Furman wrote:
> What guidelines determine when a bug is fixed in previous versions?

On 09/06/2013 08:29 AM, Brian Curtin wrote:
> If it's a bug in that version and the version is accepting bug fixes,
> i.e., not in security mode, go for it. This includes crossing the 2/3
> boundary if applicable.

On 09/06/2013 08:31 AM, R. David Murray wrote:
> The basic guideline is: we try very hard not to break currently working
> code in a maintenance release.  Making that decision very much depends on
> the details of each individual case.
> [so] it probably doesn't have much positive impact if it does get
> backported, so is it worth the (small) chance of breaking someone's code?

And they say never go to the elves for advice!  ;)


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