Everything I read in this thread says that 2.7 only gets bug
fixes, and even at that it has to be a pretty bad bug. (Benjamin:
"If it's been broken for all of the 2.x series, it probably
doesn't need to be fixed now.") I don't see even mild dissent;
the replies have been strongly unanimous.
Less than a day ago Benjamin relented on reverting Raymond's
deque-block-size changeset. He has since reapplied the change.
Therefore as of now this change will go into 2.7.6. Although it
looks like a fine idea, AFAICT this is not a bug fix--unless a
longstanding performance regression can be considered a bug fix.
So I don't understand why this change was reapplied.
I'm not questioning the decision--I'm asking, what is the
heuristic I can apply in the future to predict whether or not a
change will be accepted into the 2.7 branch. My current heuristic
("only bad bug fixes") seems to be on the fritz.