[Python-Dev] [Python-3000] Reminder: last alphas next Wednesday 07-May-2008
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Fri May 2 01:45:01 CEST 2008
On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 2:27 PM, Christian Heimes <lists at cheimes.de> wrote:
> Barry Warsaw schrieb:
> > This is a reminder that the LAST planned alpha releases of Python 2.6
> > and 3.0 are scheduled for next Wednesday, 07-May-2008. Please be
> > diligent over the next week so that none of your changes break Python.
> > The stable buildbots look moderately okay, let's see what we can do
> > about getting them all green:
> I like to draw some attention to two features for the last alpha:
> PEP 370: Per user site-packages directory
I like this, except one issue: I really don't like the .local
directory. I don't see any compelling reason why this needs to be
~/.local/lib/ -- IMO it should just be ~/lib/. There's no need to hide
it from view, especially since the user is expected to manage this
> Alternative memory allocation for ints, floats and longs using PyMalloc
> instead of the current block allocation. The issue has been discussed in
> great length a few months ago but without a final decision.
I might look at this later; but it seems to me to be a pure
optimization and thus not required to be in before the first beta.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
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