Should non-security 2.7 bugs be fixed?

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Mon Jul 20 04:32:43 CEST 2015


On Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:01 am, Ian Kelly wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 19, 2015 at 10:10 AM, Cecil Westerhof <Cecil at decebal.nl>
> 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.

Good analogy. Most Python programmers are no more able to write patches for
Python than babies are able to change their own nappy.



-- 
Steven



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