Should non-security 2.7 bugs be fixed?

Cecil Westerhof Cecil at
Mon Jul 20 00:10:01 CEST 2015

On Sunday 19 Jul 2015 22:28 CEST, Mark Lawrence wrote:

> 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 impression is that you and some other people are in an ivory tower
and find it very cosy.

It reminds me about the man on dry land who responded to the person
who fell in water and shouted
    “Help, I cannot swim!”
    “Why are you screaming?
     I cannot swim also.
     Do you hear me yelling about it?"

Cecil Westerhof
Senior Software Engineer

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