[Python-Dev] [Python-checkins] cpython: Issue #19512: Add a new _PyDict_DelItemId() function, similar to

Victor Stinner victor.stinner at gmail.com
Fri Nov 8 12:19:19 CET 2013

2013/11/8 Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com>:
>> In Python 3.3, _PyDict_GetItemIdWithError(), _PyDict_GetItemId() and
>> _PyDict_SetItemId() are part of the stable ABI if I read correctly
>> dictobject.h. _PyObject_GetAttrId() is also part of the stable ABI.
>> Was it a mistake, or did I misunderstand how stable functions are
>> declared?
> Likely a mistake - the stable ABI is hard to review properly (since it can
> depend on non local preprocessor checks, so a mistake may not be obvious in
> a diff), we don't currently have a systematic approach to handling changes
> and there's no automated test to catch inadvertent additions or (worse)
> removals :(

Would it be possible to remove them from the stable ABI in Python 3.4?
They are marked as private using the "_Py" prefix...

> This may be a good thing for us to look at more generally when things settle
> down a bit after the beta 1 feature freeze.

I created the following issue to not forget it:


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