[Python-ideas] Proposal to change Python version release cycle

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Sat Nov 4 07:35:50 EDT 2017

On Sat, Nov 4, 2017 at 10:25 PM,  <tds333 at mailbox.org> wrote:
> I suggest to change this to increment the major version for every new release
> of the 1,5 year cycle.
> And allow new Python standard library backward compatible changes for every
> minor release cycle every 6 months.

The usual implication of a major version bump is that there is
significant incompatibility. That's something that should happen
roughly once a decade, not every couple of years. Massive -1.0 from me
on this.


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