Eric Snow added the comment:
> Possibly reduce could be handled in a similar way with a fallback python
> implementation? Otherwise your suggestion of conditionally adding it to
> makes sense to me.
In the meantime I'd expect the import of _functools.reduce to not be wrapped in
a try block. Does that have an impact on coverage?
>> * Should the pure Python partial only be used if _functools.partial is not
>> * Should _functools.partial be removed?
> What are the main considerations to properly answer these last questions?
> comparison between the implementations, maintainability?
Sorry, the first time through I missed the part of the patch that tries to
import _functools.partial _after_ the pure Python version is defined.
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