Is it worth back porting PEP 3147 to Python < 3.2?

Barry Warsaw barry at
Thu Apr 22 18:39:04 BST 2010

On Apr 20, 2010, at 04:57 PM, Scott Kitterman wrote:

>I think it is difficult to know for sure what the future will hold.  If the
>backport is not technically complex, I think a backport with the default to
>off would be a nice tool in the box is things go differently than we plan.
>Other than the effort involved, I don't see a downside, but I have no idea
>how hard this would be to do.

It may not be worth porting the entire patch, but I think the core interesting
bits won't be too difficult.  The one tricky extra thing to implement is
switching it on only when -Xenablecachedir is given.  In Python 3.2, it's
always enabled.

We'll see how things go.  If Ubuntu 10.10 is going to include multiple
versions of Python 2.x, then I think it makes sense.  With one 2.x and one 3.x
it's not quiet as clear.

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