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Author martin.panter
Recipients docs@python, martin.panter, nadeem.vawda, palaviv, twouters
Date 2016-01-30.21:00:40
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I’m not sure that is perfectly correct. It really does default to -1, and that is passed to the underlying zlib library (-1 = Z_DEFAULT_COMPRESSION). It is the zlib library that decides that this means 6, but in theory I guess it could be configured or modified in the future with a different default. Perhaps we should clarify the text in the documentation (including the doc string) to say this instead?

At the very least, the documentation should continue to say that -1 is acceptable, and what it means.
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