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Title: typo / missing word in docs.python.org/2/library/copy.html
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Components: Documentation Versions: Python 2.7
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Status: closed Resolution: fixed
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Assigned To: docs@python Nosy List: docs@python, paulkilley, python-dev, r.david.murray, vstinner
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Created on 2016-06-29 15:04 by paulkilley, last changed 2016-06-30 09:52 by vstinner. This issue is now closed.

Messages (6)
msg269512 - (view) Author: Paul Killey (paulkilley) Date: 2016-06-29 15:04
I wonder if the word 'not' is missing between 'that' and 'should' in this sentence in https://docs.python.org/2/library/copy.html?

Because deep copy copies everything it may copy too much, e.g., administrative data structures that should be shared even between copies.
msg269514 - (view) Author: Paul Killey (paulkilley) Date: 2016-06-29 15:06
I'm sorry, 'not' could be missing between 'should' and 'be' --- 'should not be shared'
msg269522 - (view) Author: R. David Murray (r.david.murray) * (Python committer) Date: 2016-06-29 15:23
No, the text is correct.  Perhaps it would be clearer if the 'even' were moved to the front of the phrase?

"...it may copy too much, even data structures that should be shared between copies."
msg269531 - (view) Author: Paul Killey (paulkilley) Date: 2016-06-29 16:40
Ah, I see now -- your comment clarified it for me.  Thanks.
msg269568 - (view) Author: Roundup Robot (python-dev) (Python triager) Date: 2016-06-30 09:51
New changeset 9efe0e718914 by Victor Stinner in branch '2.7':
Issue #27416: clarify copy doc
https://hg.python.org/cpython/rev/9efe0e718914

New changeset 54e9ca0a1639 by Victor Stinner in branch '3.5':
Issue #27416: clarify copy doc
https://hg.python.org/cpython/rev/54e9ca0a1639
msg269569 - (view) Author: STINNER Victor (vstinner) * (Python committer) Date: 2016-06-30 09:52
> Because deep copy copies everything it may copy too much, e.g., administrative data structures that should be shared even between copies.

I agree that the sentence sounds wrong. I applied David's patch, it also helped me to understand. Thanks :-)
History
Date User Action Args
2016-06-30 09:52:01vstinnersetstatus: open -> closed

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resolution: fixed
2016-06-30 09:51:09python-devsetnosy: + python-dev
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2016-06-29 16:40:37paulkilleysetmessages: + msg269531
2016-06-29 15:23:59r.david.murraysetnosy: + r.david.murray
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2016-06-29 15:06:12paulkilleysetmessages: + msg269514
2016-06-29 15:04:30paulkilleycreate