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Author r.david.murray
Recipients barry, eric.araujo, hynek, r.david.murray
Date 2012-05-20.20:18:51
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I checked the indent fix into the wrong branch in my repo.  It's in the other patch.  I could fix that if desired.

The reason for making the base class public is to allow subclassing.  Perhaps that is not needed for Compat32, though.

I don't think that the policy argument obsoletes the existing method options.  It is easier to write:

  gen.flatten(msg, linesep='\r\n')

than it is to write

  gen.flatten(msg, policy=msg.policy.clone(linesep='\r\n'))

That is, when you want to make a change in just one method call, as opposed to globally, then the existing arguments are more convenient.

That said, a section in What's New describing when it might be a good idea to move to a global policy setting vs using the existing arguments may be worthwhile.
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