Bugfix releases (RE: profiler results for __getattr__, am I reading this correctly ? )
aahz at panix.com
Sun Oct 21 08:06:52 CEST 2001
In article <mailman.1003392018.30310.python-list at python.org>,
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>:
>It still doesn't cover the process of deciding what would go in the
>How would this sound as a first cut at a what-goes-in-and-what-stays:
> a) bugfixes.
> b) no new modules, no new packages.
> c) no new methods on classes, unless they're bugfixes.
> d) if the bug fix relies on some 2.2-ism, then it's either rewritten,
> or ignored and relnoted
PEP 6 was designed more to cover core Python than the standard library,
I'll admit. I think the intent is pretty clear, though. If not, I'll
clean up the language to add some restrictions on library changes.
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