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

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Wed Nov 2 08:09:57 EDT 2016

On 11/2/2016 3:54 AM, Mark Lawrence via Python-Dev wrote:
> On 02/11/2016 06:23, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:

>> 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?

That depends on the maintainers of a particular module.  Some core 
developers have stopped patching 2.7.  One should ask before writing and 
submitting non-security 2.7 code that does not clearly have a chance to 
be applied.

Terry Jan Reedy

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