Should non-security 2.7 bugs be fixed?

dieter dieter at
Mon Jul 20 08:10:57 CEST 2015

Ian Kelly <ian.g.kelly at> writes:

> 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.

I believe Cecil was aware of this and wanted to stress:
not everyone who needs a fix is also able to backport a corresponding

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