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Author barry
Recipients barry, ethan.furman, mark.dickinson, ncoghlan, petr.viktorin, rhettinger, serhiy.storchaka, veky, vstinner
Date 2021-09-10.16:37:09
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Petr Viktorin <> added the comment:
> Exactly, a platform-dependent default is a bad idea. A default allows using the function without the code author & reviewer even being *aware* that there is a choice, and that is dangerous.

I’m not convinced.  I’m more concerned with the obscurity of the API.  If I saw its use in some code I was reviewing, I’d look it up, and then I’d know exactly what it was doing.
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