Extensions and Backwards Compatibility

Martin v. Loewis martin at v.loewis.de
Sun Oct 13 00:54:26 CEST 2002


"Aleks Jakulin" <jakulin@@ieee.org> writes:

> The transition from 2.1 to 2.2 required a similar downloading effort,
> but a simple recompile proved to be insufficient, there are new crashing bugs
> during module initialization.

Can you elaborate what the precise problems were?

> Any comments?

It's pretty clear that Python 2.3 won't deviate from the past
strategies. 100% source compatibility, with documented exceptions, is
a goal; binary compatibility is not.

Regards,
Martin




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