[Python-Dev] Summary of Python tracker Issues

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ACTIVITY SUMMARY (12/26/08 - 01/02/09)
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 2261 open (+32) / 14372 closed (+27) / 16633 total (+59)

Open issues with patches:   771

Average duration of open issues: 708 days.
Median duration of open issues: 2759 days.

Open Issues Breakdown
   open  2237 (+32)
pending    24 ( +0)

Issues Created Or Reopened (60)

[distutils] - error when processing the "--formats=tar" option   12/27/08
       http://bugs.python.org/issue1885    reopened tarek                     

Error in SocketServer UDP documentation                          12/26/08
CLOSED http://bugs.python.org/issue4752    created  shazow                    

Faster opcode dispatch on gcc                                    12/26/08
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4753    created  pitrou                    

winsound documentation (about stoping sounds)                    12/26/08
CLOSED http://bugs.python.org/issue4754    created  ocean-city                

Common path prefix                                               12/27/08
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4755    created  skip.montanaro            
       patch, patch, needs review                                              

zipfile.is_zipfile: added support for file-like objects          12/27/08
CLOSED http://bugs.python.org/issue4756    created  gagenellina               

reject unicode in zlib                                           12/27/08
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4757    created  haypo                     

Python 3.0 internet documentation needs work                     12/27/08
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4758    created  beazley                   

bytearray.translate() should support None first argument         12/27/08
CLOSED http://bugs.python.org/issue4759    created  georg.brandl              

cmp gone---What's new in 3.1                                     12/28/08
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4760    created  LambertDW                 

create Python wrappers for openat() and others                   12/28/08
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4761    created  pitrou                    

PyFile_FromFd() doesn't set the file name                        12/28/08
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4762    created  haypo                     

PyErr_GivenExceptionMatches documentation out of date            12/28/08
CLOSED http://bugs.python.org/issue4763    created  garcia                    

open('existing_dir') -> IOError instance's attr filename is None 12/29/08
CLOSED http://bugs.python.org/issue4764    created  zuo                       

IDLE fails to "Delete Custom Key Set" properly                   12/29/08
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4765    created  alex_fainshtein           

email documentation needs to be precise about strings/bytes      12/29/08
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4766    created  beazley                   

email.mime incorrectly documented (or implemented)               12/29/08
CLOSED http://bugs.python.org/issue4767    created  beazley                   

email.generator.Generator object bytes/str crash - b64encode() b 12/29/08
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4768    created  beazley                   

b64decode should accept strings or bytes                         12/29/08
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4769    created  beazley                   

binascii module, crazy error messages, unexpected behavior       12/29/08
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4770    created  beazley                   

Bad examples in hashlib documentation                            12/29/08
CLOSED http://bugs.python.org/issue4771    created  beazley                   

undesired switch fall-through in socketmodule.c                  12/29/08
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4772    created  dontbugme                 
       patch, needs review                                                     

HTTPMessage not documented and has inconsistent API across 2.6/3 12/29/08
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4773    created  beazley                   

threding, bsddb and double free or corruption (fasttop)          12/29/08
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4774    created  aspineux                  

Incorrect documentation - UTC time                               12/30/08
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4775    created  luckmor                   

distutils documentation                                          12/30/08
CLOSED http://bugs.python.org/issue4776    created  steve21                   

nntplib - python 2.5                                             12/30/08
CLOSED http://bugs.python.org/issue4777    created  morrowc                   

Small typo in multiprocessing documentation                      12/30/08
CLOSED http://bugs.python.org/issue4778    created  hdima                     

Can't import Tkinter                                             12/30/08
CLOSED http://bugs.python.org/issue4779    created  pierre.lhoste             

Makefile.pre.in patch to run regen on OSX (framework build)      12/30/08
CLOSED http://bugs.python.org/issue4780    created  ronaldoussoren            
       patch, patch, needs review                                              

The function, Threading.Timer.run(), may be Inappropriate        12/30/08
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4781    created  gestapo21th               

json documentation missing load(), loads()                       12/30/08
CLOSED http://bugs.python.org/issue4782    created  beazley                   

json documentation needs a BAWM (Big A** Warning Message)        12/30/08
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4783    created  beazley                   

Mismatch in documentation for module "webbrowser"                12/30/08
CLOSED http://bugs.python.org/issue4784    created  improper_smile            

json.JSONDecoder() strict argument undocumented and potentially  12/30/08
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4785    created  beazley                   

xml.etree.ElementTree module name in Python 3                    12/30/08
CLOSED http://bugs.python.org/issue4786    created  beazley                   

Curses Unicode Support                                           12/30/08
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4787    created  atagar1                   

two bare "except" clauses are used in the ssl module             12/31/08
CLOSED http://bugs.python.org/issue4788    created  giampaolo.rodola          

Documentation changes break existing URIs                        12/31/08
CLOSED http://bugs.python.org/issue4789    created  msapiro                   

Optimization to heapq module                                     12/31/08
CLOSED http://bugs.python.org/issue4790    created  nilton                    

retrlines('LIST') and dir hang at end of listing in ftplib (pyth 12/31/08
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4791    created  chris.mahan               

PythonCmd in Modules/_tkinter.c should use the given "interp" pa 12/31/08
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4792    created  gpolo                     

Glossary incorrectly describes a decorator as "merely syntactic  12/31/08
CLOSED http://bugs.python.org/issue4793    created  kermode                   

garbage collector blocks and takes worst-case linear time wrt nu 12/31/08
CLOSED http://bugs.python.org/issue4794    created  darrenr                   

inspect.isgeneratorfunction inconsistent with other inspect func 12/31/08
CLOSED http://bugs.python.org/issue4795    created  stevenjd                  

Decimal to receive from_float method                             12/31/08
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4796    created  stevenjd                  

test_fileio error (windows)                                      01/01/09
CLOSED http://bugs.python.org/issue4797    created  ocean-city                

Update deprecation of 'new' module in PEP 4.                     01/01/09
CLOSED http://bugs.python.org/issue4798    created  vshenoy                   

handling inf/nan in '%f'                                         01/01/09
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4799    created  cdavid                    

little inaccuracy in Py_ssize_t explanation                      01/01/09
CLOSED http://bugs.python.org/issue4800    created  exe                       

_collections module fail to build on cygwin                      01/01/09
CLOSED http://bugs.python.org/issue4801    created  rpetrov                   

detect_tkinter for cygwin                                        01/01/09
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4802    created  rpetrov                   

Manas Thapliyal sent you a Friend Request on Yaari               01/02/09
CLOSED http://bugs.python.org/issue4803    created  gravitywarrior1           

Python on Windows disables all C runtime library assertions      01/02/09
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4804    created  mhammond                  

Make python code compilable with a C++ compiler                  01/02/09
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4805    created  belopolsky                

Function calls taking a generator as star argument can mask Type 01/02/09
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4806    created  hagen                     

wrong wsprintf usage                                             01/02/09
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4807    created  eckhardt                  

doc issue for threading module (name/daemon properties)          01/02/09
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4808    created  cgoldberg                 

2.5.4 release missing from python.org/downloads                  01/02/09
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4809    created  rsyring                   

timeit needs "official" '--' flag                                01/02/09
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4810    created  skip.montanaro            

Issues Now Closed (95)

MacOS.GetCreatorAndType() and SetCreatorAndType() broken on inte  388 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue1594    ronaldoussoren            

unittest.py modernization                                         311 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue2153    pitrou                    

IDLE  doesn't work with Tk 8.5 under python 2.5 and older         250 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue2693    gpolo                     

2to3 converts long(itude) argument to int                         244 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue2734    benjamin.peterson         

test_list on 64-bit platforms                                     210 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue3055    ronaldoussoren            

ScrolledText can't be placed in a PanedWindow                     182 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue3248    gpolo                     

fix_imports does not handle intra-package renames                 182 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue3260    benjamin.peterson         

``make htmlview`` for docs fails on OS X                          129 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue3644    georg.brandl              

What's New in 2.6 - corrections                                   126 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue3671    georg.brandl              

Cycles with some iterator are	leaking.                            129 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue3680    pitrou                    

tkColorChooser may fail if no color is selected                   117 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue3767    loewis                    

python-2.6b3.msi and python-2.6b3.amd64.msi can't both be instal  110 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue3833    loewis                    

IDLE does not open too                                             85 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4049    loewis                    

PyUnicode_DecodeUTF16(..., byteorder=0) gets it wrong on Mac OS    83 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4060    benjamin.peterson         

distutils.util.get_platform() is wrong for universal builds on m   82 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4064    ronaldoussoren            
       patch, needs review                                                     

Lib/lib2to3/*.pickle are shipped / modified in the build           81 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4096    loewis                    

xml.etree.ElementTree does not read xml-text over page bonderies   60 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4100    georg.brandl              

Docs for BaseHandler.protocol_xxx methods are unclear              72 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4156    georg.brandl              

re module treats raw strings as normal strings                     51 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4185    georg.brandl              

dis.findlinestarts is missing from dis.__all__ and from the onli   65 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4222    georg.brandl              

struct.pack('L', -1)                                               64 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4228    georg.brandl              

zipfile.py -> is_zipfile leaves file open when error               58 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4241    pitrou                    

struct module: pack/unpack and byte order on x86_64                51 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4270    pitrou                    

Wrong encoding in files saved from IDLE (3.0rc2 on Windows)        45 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4323    loewis                    

Pickle tests fail w/o _pickle extension                            36 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4374    alexandre.vassalotti      

pypirc default is not at the right format                          36 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4400    benjamin.peterson         

In Lib\tkinter\filedialog.py, class Directory define loss a"_"     37 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4406    benjamin.peterson         

IDLE string problem in Run/Run Module                              35 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4410    loewis                    

unittest - use contexts to assert exceptions                       31 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4444    pitrou                    

Module wsgiref is not python3000 ready (unicode issues)            28 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4522    pitrou                    

askdirectory() in tkinter.filedialog is broken                     27 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4539    gpolo                     

IDLE shutdown if I run an edited file contains chinese             19 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4623    loewis                    

distutils chokes on empty options arg in the setup function        17 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4646    tarek                     
       patch, patch                                                            

bytes,join and bytearray.join not in manual; help for bytes.join   12 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4669    georg.brandl              

setup.py exception when db_setup_debug = True                      16 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4670    amaury.forgeotdarc        

pydoc executes the code to be documented                           12 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4671    georg.brandl              

a list comprehensions tests for pybench                            11 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4677    pitrou                    

'b' formatter is actually unsigned char                            10 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4682    georg.brandl              

Bad AF_PIPE address in multiprocessing documentation                9 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4695    georg.brandl              

Clarification needed for subprocess convenience functions in Pyt    9 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4697    georg.brandl              

range objects becomes hashable after attribute access              11 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4701    ncoghlan                  

[PATCH] msvc9compiler raises IOError when no compiler found inst   11 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4702    tarek                     

Python 3.0 halts on shutdown when settrace is set                   5 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4716    pitrou                    

Endianness and universal builds problems                            6 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4728    ronaldoussoren            

cPickle corrupts high-unicode strings                               4 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4730    alexandre.vassalotti      

suggest change to "Failed to find the necessary bits to build th    5 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4731    georg.brandl              

Object allocation stress leads to segfault on RHEL                  8 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4732    pitrou                    

[patch] Let users do help('@') and so on for confusing syntax co    3 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4739    georg.brandl              

pickle test for protocol 3 (HIGHEST_PROTOCOL in py3k)               2 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4740    ocean-city                
       patch, easy                                                             

3.0 distutils byte-compiling -> Syntax error: unknown encoding:     8 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4742    georg.brandl              

intra-pkg multiple import (import local1, local2) not fixed         2 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4743    benjamin.peterson         

socket.send obscure error message                                   3 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4745    georg.brandl              

Misguiding wording 3.0 c-api reference                              4 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4746    georg.brandl              

SyntaxError executing a script containing non-ASCII characters i    7 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4747    amaury.forgeotdarc        

yield expression vs lambda                                          1 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4748    benjamin.peterson         
       patch, needs review                                                     

Error in SocketServer UDP documentation                             1 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4752    georg.brandl              

winsound documentation (about stoping sounds)                       1 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4754    georg.brandl              

zipfile.is_zipfile: added support for file-like objects             0 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4756    pitrou                    

bytearray.translate() should support None first argument            1 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4759    georg.brandl              

PyErr_GivenExceptionMatches documentation out of date               0 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4763    benjamin.peterson         

open('existing_dir') -> IOError instance's attr filename is None    1 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4764    benjamin.peterson         

email.mime incorrectly documented (or implemented)                  3 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4767    georg.brandl              

Bad examples in hashlib documentation                               0 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4771    benjamin.peterson         

distutils documentation                                             2 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4776    georg.brandl              

nntplib - python 2.5                                                1 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4777    haypo                     

Small typo in multiprocessing documentation                         0 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4778    georg.brandl              

Can't import Tkinter                                                0 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4779    georg.brandl              

Makefile.pre.in patch to run regen on OSX (framework build)         3 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4780    ronaldoussoren            
       patch, patch, needs review                                              

json documentation missing load(), loads()                          2 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4782    georg.brandl              

Mismatch in documentation for module "webbrowser"                   2 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4784    georg.brandl              

xml.etree.ElementTree module name in Python 3                       1 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4786    benjamin.peterson         

two bare "except" clauses are used in the ssl module                0 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4788    benjamin.peterson         

Documentation changes break existing URIs                           2 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4789    georg.brandl              

Optimization to heapq module                                        1 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4790    nilton                    

Glossary incorrectly describes a decorator as "merely syntactic     0 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4793    benjamin.peterson         

garbage collector blocks and takes worst-case linear time wrt nu    2 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4794    loewis                    

inspect.isgeneratorfunction inconsistent with other inspect func    0 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4795    rhettinger                

test_fileio error (windows)                                         0 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4797    ocean-city                

Update deprecation of 'new' module in PEP 4.                        0 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4798    georg.brandl              

little inaccuracy in Py_ssize_t explanation                         1 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4800    loewis                    

_collections module fail to build on cygwin                         0 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4801    amaury.forgeotdarc        

Manas Thapliyal sent you a Friend Request on Yaari                  0 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue4803    benjamin.peterson         

zappyfiles.py absent from MacPython binary                       1967 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue789545  ronaldoussoren            

-O breaks bundlebuilder --standalone                             1877 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue841800  ronaldoussoren            

bundlebuilder: an arg to disable zipping the code                1779 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue900506  ronaldoussoren            

bundlebuilder: easily keep main routine in orig location         1779 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue900514  ronaldoussoren            

plat-mac/videoreader.py not working on OS X                      1778 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue900949  ronaldoussoren            

BuildApplet needs to get more BuildApplication features          1771 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue905737  ronaldoussoren            

Implement BundleBuilder GUI as plugin component                  1688 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue957652  ronaldoussoren            

method after() and afer_idle() are not thread save               1623 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue995925  gpolo                     

Problems importing packages in ZIP file                          1594 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue1011893 loewis                    

os.times() is bogus                                              1547 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue1040026 loewis                    

macostools.mkdirs: not thread-safe                               1409 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue1149804 ronaldoussoren            

plat-mac videoreader.py auido format info                         729 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue1627952 ronaldoussoren            

EasyDialogs patch to remove aepack dependency                     567 days
       http://bugs.python.org/issue1737832 ronaldoussoren            

Top Issues Most Discussed (10)

 36 Faster opcode dispatch on gcc                                      7 days
open    http://bugs.python.org/issue4753   

 21 Patch for better thread support in hashlib                         7 days
open    http://bugs.python.org/issue4751   

 17 shutil.rmtree is vulnerable to a symlink attack                   31 days
open    http://bugs.python.org/issue4489   

 15 Is shared lib building broken on trunk for Mac OS X?              33 days
pending http://bugs.python.org/issue4472   

 14 retrlines('LIST') and dir hang at end of listing in ftplib (pyt    2 days
open    http://bugs.python.org/issue4791   

 12 Curses Unicode Support                                             3 days
open    http://bugs.python.org/issue4787   

 12 2.6.1 breaks many applications that embed Python on Windows       27 days
open    http://bugs.python.org/issue4566   

 10 wsgiref package totally broken                                    11 days
open    http://bugs.python.org/issue4718   

 10 complex constructor doesn't accept string with nan and inf       322 days
open    http://bugs.python.org/issue2121   

  9 Patch to make zlib-objects better support threads                  9 days
open    http://bugs.python.org/issue4738   

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