[Python-Dev] Computed Goto dispatch for Python 2

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Thu May 28 16:50:18 CEST 2015

On Thu, May 28, 2015 at 10:47 AM Skip Montanaro <skip.montanaro at gmail.com>

> On Thu, May 28, 2015 at 9:02 AM, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
> > But you could argue that "Special cases aren't special enough to break
> the
> > rules" and that's what we are proposing here by claiming Python 2.7 is a
> > special case and thus we should accept a patch that is not a one-liner
> > change to gain some performance in a bugfix release.
> One can read anything he wants into the Zen. I could respond with this
> retort: "Although practicality beats purity," but I won't. :-)

Because Raymond already said that. =) And you explicitly made the point I
was trying to implicitly make: in this instance there is no clear argument
for or against that is going to make this an obvious decision based on PEP
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