python logging filter limitation, looks intentional?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Wed Jan 18 19:50:29 EST 2012

On 1/18/2012 4:02 PM, Chris Withers wrote:
> On 17/01/2012 10:48, Vinay Sajip wrote:

> How about an option that defaults to "backwards compatibility mode" for
> Python 2.7, flipped the other way in 3.3?

2.7 only gets bug fixes, and this does not seem to be one.

>> It's not a bug, because it's like that by design. I understand that
>> you don't agree with that particular design decision, but it's out
>> there now. What you're asking for isn't unreasonable, but not
>> achievable without a change in behaviour.
> See above ;-)
>> I don't want people to have to code differently for Python 3.3 and for
>> older versions.

This is not a general policy, else we would never add new features ;-)
Do you plan to keep logging feature-frozen forever, or just for another 
release? (I actually think is a good idea to fix bugs, tests, and docs 

Terry Jan Reedy

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