[Python-Dev] Implementing (parts of) copy module in C

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Nov 2 03:54:48 EDT 2016

On 02/11/2016 06:23, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> Rasmus Villemoes writes:
>  > First, apologies if this isn't the appropriate list; I trust I'll be
>  > nudged in the right direction.
> Given the relatively advanced state of patch, I doubt that this is the
> *wrong* list.  However, you would probably benefit from posting to
> python-list at python.org to collect use cases.  (We don't "vote" on such
> additions.  Rather the senior devs consider whether the use cases seem
> general enough to justify on-going maintenance costs for new code.)
>  > I would of course also be very interested in getting it into 2.7.x,
>  > but I assume that's impossible(?).
> That is correct.  This is clearly a feature, and 2.7 currently is
> accepting only security-related patches (broadly construed -- a
> sufficiently severe bug, such as a crash or infloop, is security-
> related because it could be used to implement a DoS attack).

Surely patches related to any bugs, not just security related ones, will 
be accepted until EOL in 2020?

My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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