[Python-Dev] Preserving the definition order of class namespaces.

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Mon May 25 09:33:14 CEST 2015

On Sat, 23 May 2015 20:14:56 -0700
Larry Hastings <larry at hastings.org> wrote:
> On 05/23/2015 07:38 PM, Nick Coghlan wrote:
> > Eric clarified for me that Larry was considering granting a feature
> > freeze exemption to defer landing this to beta 2 while Eric tracked
> > down a segfault bug in the current patch that provides a C
> > implementation of OrderedDict.
> Yeah, I'm willing to grant the feature freeze exception, assuming he can 
> find general approval from the community (and assuming he still has 
> Guido's blessing).  I just wanted a little more sunlight on the topic, 
> rather than rushing to check it in.

Given the pain that has gone into making the patch segfault- and
reference leak-free, and given it adds a lot of complication in the
data types area, I'm frankly uneasy with having this land after the
feature freeze. It's a sure recipe to *add* instability rather than
remove it.



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