[Python-Dev] Banishing apply(), buffer(), coerce(), and intern()

Raymond Hettinger python at rcn.com
Mon Dec 1 08:59:01 EST 2003

> Raymond Hettinger wrote:
> > [...]
> >>As always, be careful with doing peephole changes to the standard
> >>library -- historically, we've seen a 1-5% error rate in these
> >>sets that persists for months or years afterwards.
> >
> > FWIW, Walter and I did a bunch of these for Py2.3 and had excellent
> > success because of a good process.

> If you're willing to review the patch, I'm going to give it a try.

The honor of second review should go to Anthony ;-)  This is his itch.
If a third review is needed to make it error free, I would be happy to


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