Dijkstra on Python
James J. Besemer
jb at cascade-sys.com
Thu Aug 15 14:37:26 CEST 2002
Michael Hudson wrote:
> You do of course know that no bug-fix version of Python will remove a
> feature, don't you?
How about the case where a non-upwards-compatible,
non-bug-fix release N is followed by a release N+1 that
fixes a bug which happened to be present in release N-1?
This would again leave the maintenance team using release
N-1 stuck between a rock and a hard spot -- without anyone
having violated the above rule.
The only reasonable policy is to never break old code
unless absolutely forced to.
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