Should non-security 2.7 bugs be fixed?

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Mon Jul 20 00:51:23 CEST 2015

On 19/07/2015 23:10, Cecil Westerhof wrote:
> 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!”
> with
>      “Why are you screaming?
>       I cannot swim also.
>       Do you hear me yelling about it?"

You are now suggesting that people shouldn't even bother reading the 
develoment guide, just great.  Do they have to do anything themselves to 
get patches through?  Presumably the core devs give up their paid work, 
holidays, families, other hobbies and the like, just so some bunch of 
lazy, bone idle gits can get what they want, for nothing, when it suits 
them?  It appears that babies aren't the only people who need their 
nappies changing around here.

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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