Interesting read. I'm surprised that the researchers didn't contact us, since the article mentions they found 5 bugs in Python. Regarding security: the article seems to use that term mostly to attract eyeballs; there are no specifics, just the implication that this *could* affect security.
But it's hardly news -- as GCC versions became more aggressive we've had to fix our share of undefined code in Python. Usually the unittests catch these early.
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Has anybody here heard about this, and, if so, is it anything we should be thinking about:
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