[Python-Dev] Python 2.3 release schedule
Sun, 26 May 2002 13:17:29 -0400
> - Stage 2 of the int/long integration (PEP 237). This mostly means
> warning about situations where hex, oct or shift of an int returns a
> different value than for the same value as a long. (I think the PEP
> misses this step, but it's necessary -- we can't just change the
> semantics silently without warning first.)
It's unclear there whether you intend that a warning in 2.3 be coupled with
(a) delivering the 2.2 result, or (b) delivering the new (auto-overflow)
result. If a _future statement is introduced for this (incompatible changes
are what __future__ is there for -- alas), #a is the obvious answer.
> Anything else?
Nuking SET_LINENO remains the conceptually clearest way to get a >5% boost
in pystone. As other high-frequency paths in the interpreter have gotten
leaner, the speed benefit of -O has gotten larger.