Author techtonik
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About importance to have a maintainable pure libraries and speedups for them. Believe it or not, but the only reason why Python 2.x did not get RFC 3339 implementation in standard library is that datetime module is in C. I hope everybody understands the importance of RFC 3339 nowadays.

About maintenance of C vs Python modules. Mercurial and Dulwich have notion of optional "speedups" for pure Python modules and it is a way to go for standard reference Python implementation. Such separation serves these projects very well, especially on Windows with no installed compiler to be able to insert debug statements into C code.

To easy maintenance I can see that only critical sections should be delegated to speedups, there should be 100% test coverage for both execution routes and performance benchmarks out of the box (i.e. developers should not think about how to compare code coverage or measure performance).
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