Author terry.reedy
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Date 2013-01-27.20:27:57
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> As Richard explained, this will not break working code, this will break only broken code

If code is both working and broken, for some reasonable meaning of 'working' and 'broken', breaking such broken code *will* break working code. I understood Richard as saying that code that 'works by dumb luck' is *also* broken.

I agree we do not need to retain unpredictable 'dumb luck' -- in future versions. But in the absence of a clear discrepancy between doc and behavior (the definition of a bug) I believe breaking such code in a bugfix release would be contrary to current policy.
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