Bugfix releases (RE: profiler results for __getattr__, am I reading this correctly ? )

Anthony Baxter anthony at interlink.com.au
Fri Oct 19 06:34:39 CEST 2001


>>> Richard Jones wrote
> I'm not worried abou backward compatibility - that's always been a top 
> priority for the python developers. My concern is that in _any_ software - 
> when you add new chunks of code, there's a very good chance that those chunks
> have bugs. Python 2.2 will have considerable new chunks of code.

One of the tests for selecting 2.1.x patches should, of course, be "how
much new code is there". Large slabs of new code == danger, and should be
regarded with much much suspicion.

Anthony




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