Author amaury.forgeotdarc
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Date 2009-07-29.17:23:20
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I've dig into the history of the file and found this change:
http://svn.python.org/view?view=rev&revision=13939
"- Illegal padding is now ignored.  (Recommendation by GvR.)"

The motivation at the time was based on "the general Internet philosophy":
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-bugs-list/1999-October/000234.html

I don't know if this is still valid 10 years later, though.
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