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

Richard Jones richard at bizarsoftware.com.au
Fri Oct 19 01:37:50 CEST 2001


On Thursday 18 October 2001 22:26, Steve Holden wrote:
> "Anthony Baxter" <anthony at interlink.com.au> wrote ...
>
> > >>> "Tim Peters" wrote
> > >
> > > The bugfix release process is the topic of Aahz's PEP 6, who may have
> > > believed that titling it "Bug Fix Releases" was enough clue <wink>:
> >
> > Ah, that cunning "hidden in plain sight" approach. Who'd have thought.
>
> Gets *me* every time...
>
> > It still doesn't cover the process of deciding what would go in the
> > patch release... I know that I'd be happier upgrading to 2.1.2 than
> > 2.2 in the next couple of months - and given the peasants-are-revolting
> > sentiment of c.l.py at the moment, I doubt I'm the only one...
>
> It's only the fatc that they're revolting that identifies them as peasants.
> Seriously, though, there are many good reasons why you might not want to
> upgrade, including having a large and varied hardware base and wanting to
> keep all Pythons roughly in step.

Actually, my biggest reason for not going to 2.2 is that it introduces a 
bunch of new stepwise changes to the code. New code == new bugs as far as I'm 
concerned. This is not the way to go if your prime intention is to aim for 
less bugs.


     Richard




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