[Python-ideas] Add from __experimental__ import bla [was: Should we move to replace re with regex?]

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Wed Aug 31 19:45:47 CEST 2011

On 31 August 2011 18:33, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
>> (*) Can we pick a terminology so we all agree that "3.3.3" is a "minor
>> release", "3.3" is a "major release", and "3" an "earthshattering
>> release"? Or other terms -- but something that is both agreed upon and
>> clear enough without explanation. I'm tired of having to clarify minor
>> and major every time I use them out of fear they'll be mistaken for
>> "3" and "3.3".
> +1! "Minor" really sounds like a misnomer when applied to feature
> releases.

How about 3.3.3 -> 3.3.4 is a "minor" release, 3.3 -> 3.4 is a
"feature" release and 3 -> 4 is not something we generally talk about
(or "compatibility-breaking" or something like that).

I suspect that "minor" for changing the last digit is pretty
comprehensible, it's using "major" for 3.3 that confuses people, so
let's avoid that term...


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