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Author lemburg
Recipients ezio.melotti, lemburg, methane, scoder, serhiy.storchaka, vstinner
Date 2019-03-18.21:06:39
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I'd change the title of this bpo item to "Prepare for removing the whcar_t caching in the Unicode C API".

Note that the wchar_t caching was put in place to allow for external applications and C code to easily and efficiently interface with Python. By removing it you will slow down such code significantly, esp. on Linux and Windows where wchar_t code is fairly common (one of the reasons we added UCS4 in Python was to make the interaction with Linux wchar_t code more efficient).

This should be clearly mentioned as part of the change and the compile time flags.

BTW: You have a few other changes in the PR which don't have anything to do with the intended removal:

-    envsize = PySequence_Fast_GET_SIZE(keys);
-    if (PySequence_Fast_GET_SIZE(values) != envsize) {
+    envsize = PyList_GET_SIZE(keys);
+    if (PyList_GET_SIZE(values) != envsize) {
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