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2010/10/25 Jesús Cea Avión <report@bugs.python.org>:
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> Another question: I am not able to decide between Sun/Apple style, or breaking dtrace scripts
> compatibility completely. Anybody has an opinion about this?. Is this actually important?. Are
> there so many legacy dtrace scripts out there?.
>

I would say compatibility with Sun/Apple probes should not stand in
the way of implementing this in cpython.  Of course familiarity to
existing users is a consideration, but in cases where self-consistency
can be improved, I don't think we should be overly concerned about
legacy scripts.  I would estimate that 90% of future users will never
have used either Sun or Apple probes, 9% will have used Apple and 1%
Sun. (This is completely unscientific guess, of course.)
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