[Python-Dev] Re: python/dist/src/Lib/bsddb __init__.py,1.5,1.6

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Mon Sep 15 11:32:37 EDT 2003

    Barry> On Mon, 2003-09-15 at 11:03, Neal Norwitz wrote:
    >> I think 2.3 has been great!  There were a few memory leaks plugged.
    >> I don't even recall any crashes specific to 2.3.  I'm very happy with
    >> the apparent robustness of 2.3.  Maybe nobody is using it? :-)

    Barry> I'm using it for everything, and I agree!  

Ditto on my development machine, except I just cvs up periodically, so I'm
generally running from CVS as of a few days ago, not even 2.3.  I do intend
to update to 2.3 on the Mojam webserver in a short while.  That should
provide a nice speed boost over the 2.2.3 I'm currently running there.

    >> As far as the release schedule for 2.4, I haven't heard any squawking
    >> recently about Python changing too fast.

    Barry> We can't let that stand, now can we? :) 

I suspect that's simply because the focus was on library and performance
improvements instead of new language features.

    Barry> There's still time to get PEPpy too.

I would like to get back to PEP 304 (Control of pyc file location).  I got
stuck when someone raised some good objections about how it would play on
Windows with it's multiple rooted file system, but if those problems can be
ironed out I think it would be a good addition to the system.


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