Martin v. Löwis wrote: > Terry Jones schrieb: > >> I do think the behavior can be improved, and that it should be fixed, but >> at a place where other incompatible changes will also be being made, >> > > Indeed, 2.6 is such a place. Any feature release can contain > incompatible behavior, and any feature release did contain incompatible > behavior. Just look at the "porting to" sections of past whatsnew files. > > Now that Martin has made the changes and rejected the original patch I remember that it was written by me.
This raises a point which is related to the 'encouraging developers' thread. I created this patch as part of a Python bug day over a year ago. The bug day was trumpeted as being a good place for 'newbies' who wanted to contribute to Python could start, and implied that some kind of mentoring would be in place. I enthusiastically turned up on IRC and asked how to join in. I was told (more or less) to 'pick a bug and fix it'. That one seemed to be the only one on the list I could tackle alone (and I still managed to screw it up it seems!). I submitted the patch to sourceforge, posted to IRC that I had done this - and then kind of hung around a while waiting to see what would happen. There was no response and after a while of waiting and nothing much else happening either I returned to working on my own projects... The bug days do seem like an opportunity to involve new developers - but some kind of active engagement would seem appropriate... All the best, Michael Foord > Regards, > Martin > _______________________________________________ > Python-Dev mailing list > Python-Dev@python.org > http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-dev > Unsubscribe: > http://mail.python.org/mailman/options/python-dev/fuzzyman%40voidspace.org.uk > > _______________________________________________ Python-Dev mailing list Python-Dev@python.org http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-dev Unsubscribe: http://mail.python.org/mailman/options/python-dev/archive%40mail-archive.com