[Python-Dev] 3.0.1 possibilities

Benjamin Peterson musiccomposition at gmail.com
Mon Dec 8 01:11:45 CET 2008

On Sun, Dec 7, 2008 at 6:05 PM, Christian Heimes <lists at cheimes.de> wrote:
> Martin v. Löwis wrote:
>> I think it is still timely when fixed in January or February.
>> In fact, releasing it still in December might not be possible,
>> due to the limited time available.
> The cmp() / PyObject_Compare() removal patch is almost done. With some help
> I can finish it until Tuesday evening. We can have another release by Monday
> Dec 15th. Python 3.0.0 has some defects that should be fixed before people
> are spending their Xmas holidays with 3.0. The defects include
> * cmp(), PyObject_Compare() and frieds
> * global/nonlocal shortcuts (global x = 0) aren't working

I have a patch for this [1], but I don't think this should be
considered a release blocker or even backported to 3.0. It's merely a
convenience feature and doesn't inhibit the usefulness of the PEP in
any way.

> * unnecessary slowdown of read() due slow buffer resizing.

Benjamin Peterson
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