[Python-Dev] MAKE_FUNCTION simplification

Victor Stinner victor.stinner at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 11:36:10 EDT 2016

2016-04-14 17:27 GMT+02:00 Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org>:
> Great analysis! What might stand in the way of adoption is concern for
> bytecode manipulation libraries that would have to be changed.
> (...)
> There's also talk of switching to wordcode, in a different thread.

I agree that breaking backward compatibility just for MAKE_FUNCTION is
not worth. But if we accept the wordcode change, IMHO it's ok to take
this as an opportunity to also modify MAKE_FUNCTION.

> Maybe the idea would be easier to introduce there? (Bytecode libraries
> would have to change anyways, so the additional concern for this
> change would be minimal.)

Exactly ;-)


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