[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
>  http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0370/

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.
>  http://bugs.python.org/issue2039

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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