If no one has any further comments over the weekend and Monday, I'll post it as the final summary that evening/night.
An open bug about missing SSL tests (#451607) was brought up to close or keep
open. Jean-Paul Calderone mentioned an improved testing method by spawning a
'openssl s_server' for testing purposes. This sparked some talk about the
terminating of subprocesses in a cross-platform manner (See
About SSL tests <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072443.html>__
Because os.kill only works on *nix and OS X platforms, leaving Windows platforms uncovered. Although subprocess.TerminateProcess exists for Windows platforms, it requires the use of handles and additional overhead for use. Support was overall given for adding a UNIX-only signal() method and a cross- platform terminate() method to Popen instances. Nothing was said of actually incorporating these changes into the subprocess module, although code was given.
About SSL teststhread.)
Updates to the buffer protocol are discussed, along with the proposal pre-PEP documenting the updates for Python 3000, but brought to Python-Dev, due so the plans of backporting to 2.6 afterwards.
(Note: I couldn't summarize this well enough to cover much of it do any real degree, but it is currently a Py3k issue, so maybe that is OK. If no one wants to add to the summary, it will stay short.)
Extended buffer PEP <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072620.html>__
PEP 3118: Extended buffer protocol (new version) <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072537.html>__
Extended Buffer Protocol - simple use examples <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072535.html>__
A patch was submitted by Steven Bethard (http://bugs.python.org/1696199), implemented a discussed collections.counts() function to provide a mapping between items in an iterable and the number of times they appear. There were suggested names, but none overthrew the original 'counts()' and a question of items not appearing being counted as 0 or raising a KeyError, with 0 winning due to a just-makes-sense factor.
function for counting items in a sequence <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072502.html>__
A problem was brought up with iterator context managers and iteration inside the with-block raising its StopIteration, but being caught by the context manager mechanics. It was also responded that the problem would not exist without the use of overly broad try blocks, and this lead to the addition of a formal note in PEP 8 about keeping narrow try blocks.
context manager - generator interaction? <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072484.html>__
Suggestion of replacing the which.py script in the Tools directory migrated to its proposal for inclusion into the standard library. A patch and tests have yet to be provided.
proposed which.py replacement <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072424.html>_
What is missing for DOM Level 2 support in minidom was highlighted and some work jumpstarted.
minidom and DOM level 2 <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072499.html>__
Differing buffering behavior was causing test_pty to block only in verbose mode. Solutions may include reading to clear the buffer of child processes before a waitpid() call.
test_pty.py hangs in verbose mode on Mac OS X? <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072592.html>__
In 2xx HTTP responses mean that the request was handled OK. The existing library was special-casing the most common responses and treating others as errors. After verifying that there wasn't a good reason for the old behavior, Facundo Batista fixed it.
HTTP responses and errors <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072547.html>__
It is a generated file; the actual problem is in make_buildinfo
build problem on windows: unable to find getbuildinfo2.c <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072580.html>__
Exceptions are now new-style classes; this caused some obscure problems with picking and unpickling.
should resolve the issue.
BaseException pickle issue <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072416.html>__
Plans changed; BaseException will still accept an args tuple, so don't bother with the .message attribute. Probably the shorted leaved Python feature ever. See PEP 352.
deprecating BaseException.message <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072542.html>__
The external standard has been updated; python's implementation will be updated to match.
Changes to decimal.py <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072548.html>__
Fwd: Re: Changes to decimal.py <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072556.html>__
An announcement that the (normally quiet) doc-sig mailing list would be discussing a rewrite of pydoc. http://mail.python.org/pipermail/doc-sig/
Pydoc Rewrite Discussion at doc-sig list. <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072596.html>__
Andrea Griffini posted a patch at sourceforge that makes builtin lookups almost as fast as locals.
Making builtins more efficient <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072610.html>__
Checking PEP autobuild results <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072544.html>__
Python 2.5.1c1 pickle problem <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072565.html>__
Summary of Tracker Issues <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072417.html>__
possible urllib bug on Windows XP <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072445.html>__
Py2.5.1 release candidate <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072550.html>__
Some new additions to functools <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072614.html>__
Distutils and -framework on MacOSX <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072451.html>__
[Python-checkins] svn dead? <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072559.html>__
Just saying hello <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072572.html>__
ok to just checkin minor obvious fixes? <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072600.html>__
new subscriber looking for grunt work <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072612.html>__
functools additions <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072615.html>__
Python Documentation Problem Example <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072427.html>__
Get 2.5 changes in now, branch will be frozen soon <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072429.html>__
Quoting netiquette reminder [Re: proposed which.py replacement] <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072440.html>__
branch is frozen for release of 2.5.1c1 (and 2.5.1) <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072483.html>__
More exposure for PEP8 (was: context manager - generator interaction?) <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072496.html>__
[Python-checkins] Python Regression Test Failures opt (1) <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072498.html>__
Weekly Python Patch/Bug Summary <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072534.html>__
USE_FAST code in stringobject.c <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072551.html>__
Fwd: Re: Py2.5.1 release candidate <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072553.html>__
[PATCH] pep 0324 URL update <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072574.html>__
my 2.5 checkins <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072604.html>__
fdopen mode needs sanitizing <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072611.html>__
Py3: function signatures, type checking, and related crap <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072625.html>__
concerns regarding callable() method <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072514.html>__
A Survey on Defect Management Practices in Free/Open Source Software <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072470.html>__
RELEASED Python 2.5.1, release candidate 1 <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072558.html>__
Python 3000 PEP: Postfix type declarations <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072419.html>__
test_socketserver flakey? <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-April/072441.html>__
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