python-dev Summary for 2004-08-01 through 2004-08-15

Dan Pierson dlp at
Tue Aug 24 20:11:40 CEST 2004

Istvan Albert <ialbert at> wrote in message news:<t6GdnTYtX4VOyLbcRVn-vA at>...
>  > It is not to be used in the stdlib ever.
> mean in this context?

IMHO, it means that Python code that is, or might be, checked into the
standard library (i.e. shipped with Python) must never assume that this
optimization is implemented.  Presumably this is because other Python 
implementations reuse code from the standard library and they may not
have implemented the optimization.

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