Language change and code breaks (fwd)

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Thu Jul 19 04:59:36 CEST 2001


Bjorn Pettersen wrote:
> 
> > From: Peter Hansen [mailto:peter at engcorp.com]
> >
> > Bjorn Pettersen wrote:
> > > But being a web hoster, with no knowledge about Python, would _you_
> > > expect a version change from 2.2 to 2.3 to fundamentally change
> > > semantics?
> >
> > I'm pretty sure nobody has seriously proposed making this change
> > in a non-major revision.  
[snip]
> > I could be wrong about this though...
> 
> Well, at http://python.sourceforge.net/peps/ pep 238 is still listed
> under consideration for 2.2...

Yes, but the PEP implies that the initial change proposed
for 2.2 is only the first of several steps reasonably clearly
described which would lead to the final, code-breaking change
*in later releases*.

Nothing in the PEP implies that the first step to be made for
2.2 would be one which breaks existing code.

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Peter Hansen, P.Eng.
peter at engcorp.com



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