[Python-Dev] Python 2.5 Schedule
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Sat Mar 18 17:48:39 CET 2006
>I posted a message to c.l.p about the upcoming alpha 1.
> Just in case anybody here's been snoozing, 2.5 alpha 1 is coming up
> real quick, hopefully within a couple of weeks. If you have any
> *major* features (particularly implemented in C) that you want to see
> in 2.5, bring it up now. I want to strive for feature completeness by
> alpha 1. I know we will have some .py modules that won't make it into
> alpha 1, but they really should make it in by alpha 2 or be deferred
> to 2.6.
FYI, I have several non-major C components to go in but not in time for alpha 1.
They include some minor fix-ups in the sets module, the str.partition function,
add gc to itertools.tee, a couple of functions in binascii, add
itertools.izip_longest, Crutcher's patch to make exec take dictionary arguments,
move the peepholer to just before the assembler, and implement Alex's iterator
copier for a number of iterables (xrange, repeat, count, reversed, list, tuple,
deque, dict, and set). All of these have been previously discussed/approved and
should go in to the second alpha.
The only one that is borderline is Crutcher's patch. I will try to free up some
time to get that into alpha 1. It touches critical parts of the interpreted and
needs to be reviewed, tested, timed, and exercised thoroughly.
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