Should non-security 2.7 bugs be fixed?

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Sun Jul 19 22:28:31 CEST 2015

On 19/07/2015 21:05, Cecil Westerhof wrote:
> On Sunday 19 Jul 2015 21:01 CEST, Ian Kelly wrote:
>> On Sun, Jul 19, 2015 at 10:10 AM, Cecil Westerhof <Cecil at> wrote:
>>> On Sunday 19 Jul 2015 15:42 CEST, Mark Lawrence wrote:
>>>> On 19/07/2015 03:13, Terry Reedy wrote:
>>>>> On 7/18/2015 7:50 PM, Devin Jeanpierre wrote:
>>>>>> to 2.7, surely bug fixes are also allowed?
>>>>> Of course, allowed.  But should they be made, and if so, by who?
>>>> The people who want the fixes.
>>> Babies want clean diapers. So babies have to change diapers
>>> themselves?
>> Poor analogy. Babies need others to change their diapers for them
>> because they're not capable of doing it for themselves.
> That is why I think it is good analogy. I think that most of the users
> of 2.7 who would be delighted with fixes would have no idea how to get
> those fixes into 2.7.

They could try reading the development guide to start with, or is that 
also too much to ask?

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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