2016-10-12 10:01 GMT+02:00 Nathaniel Smith <n...@pobox.com>:
> It's more complicated than that -- the right algorithm is the one that
> Antoine implemented in 3.4.
> (...)
> My point is that
> forcing everyone who writes network code in Python to do that is
> silly, especially given that CPython's apparently been shipping this
> feature for years.

"For years" means since March 2014, Python 3.4.0 release, so 2 years ago.

We can document the optimization as a CPython implementation detail
and explain that it's only in Python >= 3.4.

So an application which should work on Python 2.7 as well cannot rely
on this optimization for example.

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