Is there ANY chance of setting the default reply-to to the list? I know everyone else thinks that's a bid idea, but I doubt this was actually intended just for me.

If it was, I apologize for bringing it back on the list.

On Sun, Jul 12, 2020 at 10:12 PM Inada Naoki <> wrote:
On Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 1:51 PM Christopher Barker <> wrote:
As I and Eric already said several times, we can do it in C already --


itertools.islice is implemented in C too. No need to call next() from
Python stack.

Ahh -- thanks! I had no idea islice() was in C -- yes, then, there probably is little to gain from a C implementation.

I'd still be interested in the performance comparison, but not enough to try to write a direct-access-to-the-internals-of-dict C version myself :-)

I still like the idea of indexing the order-preserving dict, but we do seem to not have any compelling use cases.

Particularly if someone does get a reservoir sampling implementation in the stdlib. (see another thread for that)


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