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

Thomas Heller theller at ctypes.org
Fri Nov 8 13:13:39 CET 2013

Am 08.11.2013 13:03, schrieb Thomas Heller:
> I may be confusing API and ABI (see my other message), but adding to
> or removing functions from the stable ABI seems to be a very serious
> mistake, IMO - private or not.  Unless my understanding of the word
> 'stable' is wrong...

Ok - my mistake.  The PEP allows functions to be added (but not to be
removed). From PEP 384:

During evolution of Python, new ABI functions will be added. 
Applications using them will then have a requirement on a minimum 
version of Python; this PEP provides no mechanism for such applications 
to fall back when the Python library is too old.

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