[Python-Dev] Python 2.6.5

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Thu Feb 11 16:36:22 CET 2010

On Feb 10, 2010, at 11:46 PM, Martin v. Löwis wrote:

>That would require that Barry actually *can* judge the issue at hand. In
>the specific case, I would expect that Barry would defer the specifics
>of the Windows issue to Windows experts, and then listen to what they

Yep, absolutely.

>I'm personally split whether the proposed patch is correct (i.e. whether
>asctime really *can* be implemented in a cross-platform manner; any
>definite ruling on that would be welcome). In the past, we had rather
>taken approaches like disabling runtime assertions "locally"; not sure
>whether such approaches would work for asctime as well.
>In any case, I feel that the issue is not security-critical at all.
>People just don't pass out-of-range values to asctime, but instead
>typically pass the result of gmtime/localtime, which will not cause any

Unless other details come to light, I agree.  This one isn't worth holding up
the release for.


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