Should non-security 2.7 bugs be fixed?

Rick Johnson rantingrickjohnson at gmail.com
Sun Jul 19 23:27:36 CEST 2015


On Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 3:36:21 PM UTC-5, bream... at gmail.com wrote:
> Wrong, not all programmers need the patches as a lot of
> people couldn't care two hoots about 2.7.  

Well you should. Because apparently, you're incapable of
recognizing that Py2 and Py3 are existentially joined at the
hip! The world of language survival is more complex than your
selfish desires.

If you're unable to draw parallels between py2 and py3,
it's only because your focused is far too narrow. Negative
perception of py2 translates to negative perception of py3.

Python is the sum of all it's parts. Not merely the small
part (or rattle) that you happen to find amusing. And since
py3 is the smallest part of Python, and py2 is the largest,
you would be wise to consider the consequences of a failed,
or even perceived failure, of Py2.

If you change the diapers in Py3 nursery but refuse to change 
them in Py2 nursery, you might alleviate the your diaper rash, 
but other babies poop will always smell worse than your own!










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