M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
I'd argue that such code is broken anyway: 3rd party code simply cannot make any assumptions on the typedef behind Py_UNICODE.
The code would work just fine now, but will stop working with the change. Users of the code might not be open to arguments.
In any case, it's up to the release manager to decide.
Note that you'd only see this change when compiling Python in the non-standard UCS4 setting on Linux.
Sure. That happens to be the default on many Linux distributions, though.