[Python-Dev] Re: Optimization of the Year

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Tue Feb 10 14:28:07 EST 2004

> > If in 3rd party code, that code is simply wrong.
> >
> > If indeed such 3rd party code exists, and we expect we can't get it
> > all fixed before 2.4 is released, the tracked_item hack can be used as
> > a temporary measure to hunt down all those 3rd party extensions that
> > break the abstraction.  I propose to issue a warning when it is
> > discovered that ob_item != tracked_item.  Then in 2.5 we can remove
> > the tracked_item feature.
> Why not publish warning/announcement now (clp, clpa, and site), put warning
> code in alpha/beta and possibly c1, and remove in c2 and 2.4 final?  You
> regularly make changes at or visible from the Python level with less
> accomodation than this.  (Examples: byte code changes; deletion of
> methods() and members() methods in favor of uniform dir() in 2.2).

Let's hear from Raymond about the use case.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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