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

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Nov 2 08:54:56 EDT 2016

On 02/11/2016 12:09, Terry Reedy wrote:
> 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.

Okay, thanks for that :)

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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