[Python-ideas] Debugging: some problems and possible solutions

Rhodri James rhodri at kynesim.co.uk
Thu Oct 4 10:35:19 EDT 2018

On 04/10/18 13:27, Anders Hovmöller wrote:
[I think >> = ChrisA]
>> However, it doesn't matter.
> Of course it matters. It's the difference between changing the spec and changing the spec AND some implementation. There is a difference between those two things. You might not care but that's another topic.

In terms of defining specs, not there isn't a difference between those 
things.  Changing the language spec is not a thing to do lightly 
regardless of how many implementations happen to do what you already 
want.  While gather evidence that the chaos your change will cause is 
minimal is a good thing, it doesn't actually lower the bar for getting a 
language spec change through.

Think of it this way: you are proposing to break a promise.  Even if 
it's only a little thing and you're fairly sure everyone will forgive 
you, that's still not something you should ever want to get comfortable 

Rhodri James *-* Kynesim Ltd

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