Should non-security 2.7 bugs be fixed?

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Sun Jul 19 15:52:06 CEST 2015

On 19/07/2015 04:45, Paul Rubin wrote:
> Terry Reedy <tjreedy at> writes:
>> I am suggesting that if there are 10x as many 2.7only programmers as
>> 3.xonly programmers, and none of the 2.7 programmers is willing to do
>> the backport *of an already accepted patch*, then maybe it should not
>> be done at all.
> The patch acceptance/approval process is frankly daunting.

Correct, which is why "PEP 0462 -- Core development workflow automation 
for CPython", "PEP 0474 -- 
Creating" and 
a separate core-workflow mailing list exist.

Admittedly things had stalled but I understand that they're being picked 
up again.

My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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