Python3.0 has more duplication in source code than Python2.5

Steve Holden steve at
Sat Feb 7 15:06:12 EST 2009

Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven wrote:
> -On [20090207 18:25], Scott David Daniels (Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org) wrote:
>> This analysis overlooks the fact that 3.0 _was_ a major change, and is
>> likely to grow cut-and-paste solutions to some problems as we switch to
>> Unicode strings from byte strings.
> You'd best hope the copied section was thoroughly reviewed otherwise you're
> duplicating a flaw across X other sections. And then you also best hope that
> whoever finds said flaw and fixes it is also smart enough to check for
> similar constructs around the code base.
This is probably preferable to five different developers solving the
same problem five different ways and introducing three *different* bugs, no?

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