[RELEASED] Release candidates for Python 2.6.8, 2.7.3, 3.1.5, and 3.2.3

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Sun Feb 26 13:21:07 CET 2012

Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> writes:

> On Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 7:51 PM, Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:

> > If you're pleased to announce their immediate availability, then
> > please do that!
> Isn't it perfectly accurate to say that the RCs are now available?

Yes. What's not reasonable is to say that a candidate for release – i.e.
something *prior to* release, by definition – is nevertheless released.

> Considering that "Release candidates" immediately followed "RELEASED"
> in the subject line, I don't see any confusion.

Unless “release candidate” means nothing like what those words imply, it
can't be both a release candidate *and* released.

Either it's released, or it's not. If it's a release candidate, it's not
released yet. If it's released, it's no longer a candidate for release.

Saying it's simultaneously both is the confusion.

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Ben Finney

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