Language change and code breaks (fwd)

Bjorn Pettersen BPettersen at NAREX.com
Thu Jul 19 01:44:05 CEST 2001


> From: Peter Hansen [mailto:peter at engcorp.com]
> 
> Bjorn Pettersen wrote:
> > From: Nick Efford [mailto:nde at comp.leeds.ac.uk]
> > > Any web hoster worth its salt should at least run old and new
> > > versions of the s/w in parallel and provide clients with the
> > > opportunity to test programs in the new environment before
> > > migrating.
> > 
> > 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.  I suspect anyone who might have implied 
> that would say they weren't really thinking at the time they said 
> so, and that of course if we went ahead with such a change it would
> not cause code breakage in existing code until a major revision 
> change.
> 
> I could be wrong about this though...

Well, at http://python.sourceforge.net/peps/ pep 238 is still listed
under consideration for 2.2...

-- bjorn




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