[Python-Dev] The "lazy strings" patch

skip at pobox.com skip at pobox.com
Mon Oct 23 14:40:17 CEST 2006

    >> Anyway, it was my intent to post the patch and see what happened.
    >> Being a first-timer at this, and not having even read the core
    >> development mailing lists for very long, I had no idea what to
    >> expect.  Though I genuinely didn't expect it to be this brusque.

    Martin> I could have told you :-) The "problem" really is that you are
    Martin> suggesting a major, significant change to the implementation of
    Martin> Python, and one that doesn't fix an obvious bug. 

Come on Martin.  Give Larry a break.  Lots of changes have been accepted to
to the Python core which weren't obvious "bug fixes".  In fact, I seem to
recall a sprint held recently in Reykjavik where the whole point was just to
make Python faster.  I believe that was exactly Larry's point in posting the
patch.  The "one obvious way to do" concatenation and slicing for one of the
most heavily used types in python appears to be faster.  That seems like a
win to me.


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