[Python-Dev] Optimization of the Year

Tim Peters tim.one at comcast.net
Tue Feb 10 20:37:00 EST 2004

[Armin Rigo]
> Unfortunately, the existence of the PyList_GET_XXX macros means
> that perfectly legal extension modules would break if you do something
> like changing the order of the fields.

The new field can be added at the end of the current list header struct.

> Is it more important to try and keep binary compatibility for these 99%,
> or to force a reproducible segfault in the remaining 1%?

That question didn't make sense <wink>.

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