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Remove bogus entries from r60902 which was a problem from merging. There might be some extra
stuff left in here, but it should be close to accurate now. Checked in with permission from Barry.

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 - Issue #1564: The set implementation should special-case PyUnicode instead
   of PyString.
 
-- Issue #1402: Fix a crash on exit, when another thread is still running, and
-  if the deallocation of its frames somehow calls the PyGILState_Ensure() /
-  PyGILState_Release() functions.
-
-- Expose the Py_Py3kWarningFlag as sys.py3kwarning.
-
-- Issue #1445: Fix a SystemError when accessing the ``cell_contents``
-  attribute of an empty cell object.
-
-- Issue #1460: The utf-7 incremental decoder did not accept truncated input.
-  It now correctly saves its state between chunks of data.
-
-- Patch #1739468: Directories and zipfiles containing a __main__.py file can
-  now be directly executed by passing their name to the interpreter. The
-  directory/zipfile is automatically inserted as the first entry in sys.path.
-
-- Issue #1265: Fix a problem with sys.settrace, if the tracing function uses a
-  generator expression when at the same time the executed code is closing a
-  paused generator.
-
-- sets and frozensets now have an isdisjoint() method.
-
-- optimize the performance of builtin.sum().
-
-- Fix warnings found by the new version of the Coverity checker.
-
-- The enumerate() builtin function is no longer bounded to sequences smaller
-  than LONG_MAX.  Formerly, it raised an OverflowError.  Now, automatically
-  shifts from ints to longs.
-
-- Issue #1686386: Tuple's tp_repr did not take into account the possibility of
-  having a self-referential tuple, which is possible from C code.  Nor did
-  object's tp_str consider that a type's tp_str could do something that could
-  lead to an inifinite recursion.  Py_ReprEnter() and Py_EnterRecursiveCall(),
-  respectively, fixed the issues.
-
-- Issue #1164: It was possible to trigger deadlock when using the 'print'
-  statement to write to a file since the GIL was not released as needed.  Now
-  PyObject_Print() does the right thing along with various tp_print
-  implementations of the built-in types and those in the collections module.
-
-- Issue #1147: Exceptions were directly allowing string exceptions in their
-  throw() method even though string exceptions no longer allowed.
-
-- Issue #1096: Prevent a segfault from getting the repr of a very deeply nested
-  list by using the recursion counter.
-
-- Issue #1202533: Fix infinite recursion calls triggered by calls to
-  PyObject_Call() never calling back out to Python code to trigger recursion
-  depth updates/checks.  Required the creation of a static RuntimeError
-  instance in case normalizing an exception put the recursion check value past
-  its limit.  Fixes crashers infinite_rec_(1|2|4|5).py.
-
 - Patch #1031213: Decode source line in SyntaxErrors back to its
   original source encoding.
 
-- Patch #1673759: add a missing overflow check when formatting floats
-  with %G.
-
-- Prevent expandtabs() on string and unicode objects from causing a segfault
-  when a large width is passed on 32-bit platforms.
-
-- Bug #1733488: Fix compilation of bufferobject.c on AIX.
-
-- Bug #1722485: remove docstrings again when running with -OO.
-
-- Add new attribute names for function objects.  All the func_* become
-  __*__ attributes.  (Some already existed, e.g., __doc__ and __name__.)
-
-- Add -3 option to the interpreter to warn about features that are
-  deprecated and will be changed/removed in Python 3.0.
-
-- Patch #1686487: you can now pass any mapping after '**' in function
-  calls.
-
-- except clauses may now be spelled either "except E, target:" or
-  "except E as target:". This is to provide forwards compatibility with
-  Python 3.0.
-
-- Deprecate BaseException.message as per PEP 352.
-
-- Bug #1303614: don't expose object's __dict__ when the dict is
-  inherited from a builtin base.
-
-- When __slots__ are set to a unicode string, make it work the same as
-  setting a plain string, ie don't expand to single letter identifiers.
-
-- Request #1191699:  Slices can now be pickled.
-
-- Request #1193128:  str.translate() now allows a None argument for
-  translations that only remove characters without re-mapping the
-  remaining characters.
-
-- Patch #1682205: a TypeError while unpacking an iterable is no longer
-  masked by a generic one with the message "unpack non-sequence".
-
-- Remove unused file Python/fmod.c.
-
-- Bug #1683368: The object.__init__() and object.__new__() methods are
-  now stricter in rejecting excess arguments.  The only time when
-  either allows excess arguments is when it is not overridden and the
-  other one is.  For backwards compatibility, when both are
-  overridden, it is a deprecation warning (for now; maybe a Py3k
-  warning later).  Also, type.__init__() insists on the same signature
-  as supported by type.__new__().
-
-- Patch #1675423: PyComplex_AsCComplex() now tries to convert an object
-  to complex using its __complex__() method before falling back to the
-  __float__() method. Therefore, the functions in the cmath module now
-  can operate on objects that define a __complex__() method.
-
-- Patch #1623563: allow __class__ assignment for classes with __slots__.
-  The old and the new class are still required to have the same slot names.
-
-- Patch #1642547: Fix an error/crash when encountering syntax errors in
-  complex if statements.
-
-- Patch #1462488: Python no longer segfaults when ``object.__reduce_ex__()``
-  is called with an object that is faking its type.
-
-- Patch #1680015: Don't modify __slots__ tuple if it contains an unicode
-  name.
-
-- Patch #1444529: the builtin compile() now accepts keyword arguments.
-
-- Bug #1678647: write a newline after printing an exception in any
-  case, even when converting the value to a string failed.
-
-- The dir() function has been extended to call the __dir__() method on
-  its argument, if it exists. If not, it will work like before. This allows
-  customizing the output of dir() in the presence of a __getattr__().
-
-- Patch #922167: Python no longer segfaults when faced with infinitely
-  self-recursive reload() calls (as reported by bug #742342).
-
-- Patch #1675981: remove unreachable code from ``type.__new__()`` method.
-
-- Patch #1491866: change the complex() constructor to allow parthensized
-  forms. This means complex(repr(x)) now works instead of raising a
-  ValueError.
-
-- Patch #703779: unset __file__ in __main__ after running a file. This
-  makes the filenames the warning module prints much more sensible when
-  a PYTHONSTARTUP file is used.
-
-- Variant of patch #697613: don't exit the interpreter on a SystemExit
-  exception if the -i command line option or PYTHONINSPECT environment
-  variable is given, but break into the interactive interpreter just like
-  on other exceptions or normal program exit.
-
-- Patch #1638879: don't accept strings with embedded NUL bytes in long().
-
-- Bug #1674503: close the file opened by execfile() in an error condition.
-
-- Patch #1674228: when assigning a slice (old-style), check for the
-  sq_ass_slice instead of the sq_slice slot.
-
-- When printing an unraisable error, don't print exceptions. before the name.
-  This duplicates the behavior whening normally printing exceptions.
-
-- Bug #1653736: Properly discard third argument to slot_nb_inplace_power.
-
-- PEP 352: Raising a string exception now triggers a TypeError.  Attempting to
-  catch a string exception raises DeprecationWarning.
-
-- Bug #1377858: Fix the segfaulting of the interpreter when an object created
-  a weakref on itself during a __del__ call for new-style classes (classic
-  classes still have the bug).
-
-- Bug #1579370: Make PyTraceBack_Here use the current thread, not the
-  frame's thread state.
-
-- patch #1630975: Fix crash when replacing sys.stdout in sitecustomize.py
-
-- Prevent seg fault on shutdown which could occur if an object
-  raised a warning.
-
-- Bug #1566280: Explicitly invoke threading._shutdown from Py_Main,
-  to avoid relying on atexit.
-
-- Bug #1590891: random.randrange don't return correct value for big number
-
-- Patch #1586791: Better exception messages for some operations on strings,
-  tuples and lists.
-
-- Bug #1067760: Deprecate passing floats to file.seek.
-
-- Bug #1591996: Correctly forward exception in instance_contains().
-
-- Bug #1588287: fix invalid assertion for `1,2` in debug builds.
-
-- Bug #1576657: when setting a KeyError for a tuple key, make sure that
-  the tuple isn't used as the "exception arguments tuple".
-
-- Bug #1565514, SystemError not raised on too many nested blocks.
-
-- Bug #1576174: WindowsError now displays the windows error code
-  again, no longer the posix error code.
-
-- Patch #1549049: Support long values in structmember, issue warnings
-  if the assigned value for structmember fields gets truncated.
-
-- Update the peephole optimizer to remove more dead code (jumps after returns)
-  and inline unconditional jumps to returns.
-
-- Bug #1545497: when given an explicit base, int() did ignore NULs
-  embedded in the string to convert.
-
-- Bug #1569998: break inside a try statement (outside a loop) is now
-  recognized and rejected.
-
-- list.pop(x) accepts any object x following the __index__ protocol.
-
-- A number of places, including integer negation and absolute value,
-  were fixed to not rely on undefined behaviour of the C compiler
-  anymore.
-
-- Bug #1566800: make sure that EnvironmentError can be called with any
-  number of arguments, as was the case in Python 2.4.
-
-- Patch #1567691: super() and new.instancemethod() now don't accept
-  keyword arguments any more (previously they accepted them, but didn't
-  use them).
-
-- Fix a bug in the parser's future statement handling that led to "with"
-  not being recognized as a keyword after, e.g., this statement:
-  from __future__ import division, with_statement
-
-- Bug #1557232: fix seg fault with def f((((x)))) and def f(((x),)).
-
-- Fix %zd string formatting on Mac OS X so it prints negative numbers.
-
-- Allow exception instances to be directly sliced again.
-
-- Bug #1551432: Exceptions do not define an explicit __unicode__ method.  This
-  allows calling unicode() on exceptions classes directly to succeed.
-
-- Bug #1542051: Exceptions now correctly call PyObject_GC_UnTrack.
-  Also make sure that every exception class has __module__ set to
-  'exceptions'.
-
-- Bug #1550983: emit better error messages for erroneous relative
-  imports (if not in package and if beyond toplevel package).
-
-- Overflow checking code in integer division ran afoul of new gcc
-  optimizations.  Changed to be more standard-conforming.
-
-- Patch #1542451: disallow continue anywhere under a finally.
-
-- Patch #1546288: fix seg fault in dict_equal due to ref counting bug.
-
-- The return tuple from str.rpartition(sep) is (tail, sep, head) where
-  head is the original string if sep was not found.
-
-- Bug #1520864: unpacking singleton tuples in list comprehensions and
-  generator expressions (x for x, in ... ) works again.  Fixing this problem
-  required changing the .pyc magic number.  This means that .pyc files
-  generated before 2.5c2 will be regenerated.
-
-- ``with`` and ``as`` are now keywords.
-
-- Bug #1664966: Fix crash in exec if Unicode filename can't be decoded.
-
-- Issue #1537: Changed GeneratorExit's base class from Exception to
-  BaseException.
-
-- Fix Issue #1703448: A joined thread could show up in the
-  threading.enumerate() list after the join() for a brief period until
-  it actually exited.
-
-
-Library
--------
-
 - inspect.getsource() includes the decorators again.
 
-- Issue #1916. Added isgenerator() and isgeneratorfunction() to inspect.py.
-
-- #1224: Fixed bad url parsing when path begins with double slash.
-
-- ctypes instances that are not or do not contain pointers can now be
-  pickled.
-
-- Patch #1966: Break infinite loop in httplib when the servers
-  implements the chunked encoding incorrectly.
-
-- Rename rational.py to fractions.py and the rational.Rational class
-  to fractions.Fraction, to avoid the name clash with the abstract
-  base class numbers.Rational.  See discussion in issue #1682.
-
-- The pickletools module now provides an optimize() function
-  that eliminates unused PUT opcodes from a pickle string.
-
-- #2021: Allow tempfile.NamedTemporaryFile and SpooledTemporaryFile
-  to be used in with statements by correctly supporting the context
-  management protocol.
-
-- #1979: Add rich comparisons to Decimal, and make Decimal comparisons
-  involving a NaN follow the IEEE 754 standard.
-
-- #2004: tarfile.py: Use mode 0700 for temporary directories and default
-  permissions for missing directories.
-
-- #175006: The debugger used to skip the condition of a "while" statement
-  after the first iteration. Now it correctly steps on the expression, and
-  breakpoints on the "while" statement are honored on each loop.
-
-- #1765140: add an optional delay argument to FileHandler and its
-  subclasses. Defaults to false (existing behaviour), but if true,
-  defers opening the file until the first call to emit().
-
-- The pprint module now supports sets and frozensets.
-
-- #1221598: add optional callbacks to ftplib.FTP's storbinary() and
-  storlines() methods.  (Contributed by Phil Schwartz)
-
-- #1715: include sub-extension modules in pydoc's text output.
-
-- #1836: fix an off-by-one bug in TimedRotatingHandler's rollover
-  time calculation.
-
-- #1021: fix a bug to allow basicConfig to accept NOTSET as a level.
-
-- #932563: add LoggerAdapter convenience class to make it easier to add
-  contextual information in logging output.
-
-- #1760556: fix a bug to avoid FileHandler throwing an exception in
-  flush().
-
-- Bug #1530959: distutils' build command now uses different build directory
-  when building extension modules against versions of Python compiled
-  with ``--with-pydebug``.
-
-- #1555501: move plistlib from plat-mac directory to general library.
-
-- #1269: fix a bug in pstats.add_callers() and add a unit test file for
-  pstats.
-
-- #1669: don't allow shutil.rmtree() to be called on a symlink to a
-  directory.
-
-- #1664522: in urllib, don't read non-existing directories in ftp mode,
-  returning a 0-byte file -- raise an IOError instead.
-
-- #856047: respect the ``no_proxy`` environment variable when using the
-  ``http_proxy`` etc. environment variables in urllib.
-
-- #1178141: add a getcode() method to the addinfourls that urllib.open()
-  returns so that you can retrieve the HTTP status code.
-
-- Issue #1003: Fix zipfile decryption check, it would fail zip files
-  with extended local headers.
-
-- #1189216: Fix the zipfile module to work on archives with headers
-  past the 2**31 byte boundary.
-
-- #1336: fix a race condition in subprocess.Popen if the garbage
-  collector kicked in at the wrong time that would cause the process
-  to hang when the child wrote to stderr.
-
-- #1146: fix how textwrap breaks a long word that would start in the
-  last column of a line.
-
-- #1693149: trace.py --ignore-module - accept multiple comma-separated
-  modules to be given.
-
-- #1822: MIMEMultipart.is_multipart() behaves correctly for a just-created
-  (and empty) instance. Thanks Jonathan Share.
-
-- #1861: Added an attribute to the sched module which returns an ordered
-  list of upcoming events (displayed as named tuples).
-
-- #1837: The queue module now also supports a LIFO queue and a priority queue.
-
-- Patch #1048820: Add insert-mode editing to curses.textpad.Textbox
-  (patch by Stefan Wehr).  Also, fix an off-by-one bug in
-  Textbox.gather().
-
-- Issue #1831: ctypes now raises a TypeError if conflicting positional
-  and named arguments are passed to a Structure or Union initializer.
-  When too many positional arguments are passed, also a TypeError is
-  raised instead of a ValueError.
-
-- Convert the internal ctypes array type cache to a WeakValueDict so
-  that array types do not live longer than needed.
-
-- Issue #1786: pdb should use its own stdin/stdout around an exec call
-  and when creating a recursive instance.
-
-- Issue #1698398 Zipfile.printdir() crashed because the format string
-  expected a tuple type of length six instead of time.struct_time object.
-
-- Issue #1780: The Decimal constructor now accepts arbitrary leading
-  and trailing whitespace when constructing from a string.
-  Context.create_decimal no longer accepts trailing newlines.
-
-- Decimal.as_tuple(), difflib.find_longest_match() and inspect functions
-  that returned a tuple now return a named tuple.
-
-- Doctest now returns results as a named tuple for readability:
-      (0, 7) --> TestResults(failed=0, attempted=7)
-
-- Issue #846388. re.match is interruptible now, which is particularly
-  good for long regular expression matches.
-
-- pyexpat, patch #1137: allow setting buffer_size attribute
-  on Parser objects to set the character data buffer size.
-
-- Issue #1757: The hash of a Decimal instance is no longer affected by
-  the current context.
-
-- Patch #467924: add ZipFile.extract() and ZipFile.extractall() in the
-  zipfile module.
-
-- Issue #1646: Make socket support the TIPC protocol.
-
-- Bug #1742: return os.curdir from os.path.relpath() if both arguments are
-  equal instead of raising an exception.
-
-- Patch #1637: fix urlparse for URLs like 'http://x.com?arg=/foo'.
-
-- Patch #1698: allow '@' in username parsed by urlparse.py.
-
-- Issue #1735: TarFile.extractall() now correctly sets directory permissions
-  and times.
-
 - Bug #1713: posixpath.ismount() claims symlink to a mountpoint is a
   mountpoint.
 
-- Bug #1687: Fxed plistlib.py restricts <integer> to Python int when writing
-
-- Issue #1700: Regular expression inline flags incorrectly handle certain
-  unicode characters.
-
-- Issue #1689: PEP 3141, numeric abstract base classes.
-
-- Tk issue #1851526: Return results from Python callbacks to Tcl as
-  Tcl objects.
-
-- Issue #1642: Fix segfault in ctypes when trying to delete attributes.
-
-- Issue #1727780: Support loading pickles of random.Random objects created
-  on 32-bit systems on 64-bit systems, and vice versa. As a consequence
-  of the change, Random pickles created by Python 2.6 cannot be loaded
-  in Python 2.5.
-
-- Issue #1455: The distutils package now supports VS 2005 and VS 2008 for
-  both the msvccompiler and cygwincompiler.
-
-- Issue #1531: tarfile.py: Read fileobj from the current offset, do not
-  seek to the start.
-
-- Issue #1534: Added a dictionary sys.float_info with information about the
-  internal floating point type to the sys module.
-
-- Issue 1429818: patch for trace and doctest modules so they play nicely
-  together.
-
-- doctest made a bad assumption that a package's __loader__.get_data()
-  method used universal newlines.
-
-- Issue #1705170: contextlib.contextmanager was still swallowing
-  StopIteration in some cases. This should no longer happen.
-
-- Issue #1292: On alpha, arm, ppc, and s390 linux systems the
-  --with-system-ffi configure option defaults to "yes".
-
-- IN module for FreeBSD 8 is added and preexisting FreeBSD 6 and 7
-  files are updated.
-
-- Issues #1181, #1287: unsetenv() is now called when the os.environ.pop()
-  and os.environ.clear() methods are used.
-
-- ctypes will now work correctly on 32-bit systems when Python is
-  configured with --with-system-ffi.
-
-- Patch #1203: ctypes now does work on OS X when Python is built with
-  --disable-toolbox-glue.
-
-- collections.deque() now supports a "maxlen" argument.
-
-- itertools.count() is no longer bounded to LONG_MAX.  Formerly, it raised
-  an OverflowError.  Now, automatically shifts from ints to longs.
-
-- Patch #1541463: optimize performance of cgi.FieldStorage operations.
-
-- Decimal is fully updated to the latest Decimal Specification (v1.66).
-
-- Bug #1153: repr.repr() now doesn't require set and dictionary items
-  to be orderable to properly represent them.
-
-- A 'c_longdouble' type was added to the ctypes module.
-
-- Bug #1709599: Run test_1565150 only if the file system is NTFS.
-
-- When encountering a password-protected robots.txt file the RobotFileParser
-  no longer prompts interactively for a username and password (bug 813986).
-
-- TarFile.__init__() no longer fails if no name argument is passed and
-  the fileobj argument has no usable name attribute (e.g. StringIO).
-
-- The functools module now provides 'reduce', for forward compatibility
-  with Python 3000.
-
-- Server-side SSL support and cert verification added, by Bill Janssen.
-
-- socket.ssl deprecated; use new ssl module instead.
-
-- uuid creation is now threadsafe.
-
-- EUC-KR codec now handles the cheot-ga-keut composed make-up hangul
-  syllables.
-
-- GB18030 codec now can encode additional two-byte characters that
-  are missing in GBK.
-
-- Add new codecs for UTF-32, UTF-32-LE and UTF-32-BE.
-
-- Bug #1704793: Return UTF-16 pair if unicodedata.lookup cannot
-  represent the result in a single character.
-
-- Bug #978833: Close https sockets by releasing the _ssl object.
-
-- Change location of the package index to pypi.python.org/pypi
-
-- Bug #1701409: Fix a segfault in printing ctypes.c_char_p and
-  ctypes.c_wchar_p when they point to an invalid location.  As a
-  sideeffect the representation of these instances has changed.
-
-- tarfile.py: Added "exclude" keyword argument to TarFile.add().
-
-- Bug #1734723: Fix repr.Repr() so it doesn't ignore the maxtuple attribute.
-
-- The urlopen function of urllib2 now has an optional timeout parameter (note
-  that it actually works with HTTP, HTTPS, FTP and FTPS connections).
-
-- In ftplib, the FTP.ntransfercmd method, when in passive mode, now uses
-  the socket.create_connection function, using the timeout specified at
-  connection time.
-
-- Bug #1728403: Fix a bug that CJKCodecs StreamReader hangs when it
-  reads a file that ends with incomplete sequence and sizehint argument
-  for .read() is specified.
-
-- Bug #1730389: Change time.strptime() to use ``\s+`` instead of ``\s*`` when
-  matching spaces in the specified format argument.
-
-- SF 1668596/1720897: distutils now copies data files
-  even if package_dir is empty.
-
-- sha now raises a DeprecationWarning upon import.
-
-- md5 now raises a DeprecationWarning upon import.
-
-- Issue1385: The hmac module now computes the correct hmac when using hashes
-  with a block size other than 64 bytes (such as sha384 and sha512).
-
-- mimify now raises a DeprecationWarning upon import.
-
-- MimeWriter now raises a DeprecationWarning upon import.
-
-- tarfile.py: Improved unicode support. Unicode input names are now
-  officially supported. Added "errors" argument to the TarFile class.
-
-- urllib.ftpwrapper class now accepts an optional timeout.
-
-- shlex.split() now has an optional "posix" parameter.
-
-- The posixfile module now raises a DeprecationWarning.
-
-- Remove the gopherlib module.  This also leads to the removal of gopher
-  support in urllib/urllib2.
-
-- Fix bug in marshal where bad data would cause a segfault due to
-  lack of an infinite recursion check.
-
-- Removed plat-freebsd2 and plat-freebsd3 directories (and IN.py in
-  the directories).
-
-- HTML-escape the plain traceback in cgitb's HTML output, to prevent
-  the traceback inadvertently or maliciously closing the comment and
-  injecting HTML into the error page.
-
-- The popen2 module and os.popen* are deprecated.  Use the subprocess module.
-
-- Added an optional credentials argument to SMTPHandler, for use with SMTP
-  servers which require authentication.
-
-- Patch #1695948: Added optional timeout parameter to SocketHandler.
-
-- Bug #1652788: Minor fix for currentframe.
-
-- Patch #1598415: Added WatchedFileHandler to better support external
-  log file rotation using e.g. newsyslog or logrotate. This handler is
-  only useful in Unix/Linux environments.
-
-- Bug #1706381: Specifying the SWIG option "-c++" in the setup.py file
-  (as opposed to the command line) will now write file names ending in
-  ".cpp" too.
-
-- As specified in RFC 2616, an HTTP response like 2xx indicates that
-  the client's request was successfully received, understood, and accepted.
-  Now in these cases no error is raised in urllib (issue #1177) and urllib2.
-
-- Bug #1290505: time.strptime's internal cache of locale information is now
-  properly recreated when the locale is changed.
-
-- Patch #1685563: remove (don't add) duplicate paths in distutils.MSVCCompiler.
-
-- Added a timeout parameter to the constructor of other protocols
-  (telnetlib, ftplib, smtplib and poplib). This is second part of the
-  work started with create_connection() and timeout in httplib, and
-  closes patch #723312.
-
-- Patch #1676823: Added create_connection() to socket.py, which may be
-  called with a timeout, and use it from httplib (whose HTTPConnection
-  and HTTPSConnection now accept an optional timeout).
-
-- Bug #978833: Revert r50844, as it broke _socketobject.dup.
-
-- Bug #1675967: re patterns pickled with Python 2.4 and earlier can
-  now be unpickled with Python 2.5 and newer.
-
-- Patch #1630118: add a SpooledTemporaryFile class to tempfile.py.
-
-- Patch #1273829: os.walk() now has a "followlinks" parameter. If set to
-  True (which is not the default), it visits symlinks pointing to
-  directories.
-
-- Bug #1681228: the webbrowser module now correctly uses the default
-  GNOME or KDE browser, depending on whether there is a session of one
-  of those present. Also, it tries the Windows default browser before
-  trying Mozilla variants.
-
-- Patch #1339796: add a relpath() function to os.path.
-
-- Patch #1681153: the wave module now closes a file object it opened if
-  initialization failed.
-
-- Bug #767111: fix long-standing bug in urllib which caused an
-  AttributeError instead of an IOError when the server's response didn't
-  contain a valid HTTP status line.
-
-- Patch #957650: "%var%" environment variable references are now properly
-  expanded in ntpath.expandvars(), also "~user" home directory references
-  are recognized and handled on Windows.
-
-- Patch #1429539: pdb now correctly initializes the __main__ module for
-  the debugged script, which means that imports from __main__ work
-  correctly now.
-
-- The nonobvious commands.getstatus() function is now deprecated.
-
-- Patch #1393667: pdb now has a "run" command which restarts the debugged
-  Python program, optionally with different arguments.
-
-- Patch #1649190: Adding support for _Bool to ctypes as c_bool.
-
-- Patch #1530482: add pydoc.render_doc() which returns the documentation
-  for a thing instead of paging it to stdout, which pydoc.doc() does.
-
-- Patch #1533909: the timeit module now accepts callables in addition to
-  strings for the code to time and the setup code. Also added two
-  convenience functions for instantiating a Timer and calling its methods.
-
-- Patch #1537850: tempfile.NamedTemporaryFile now has a "delete" parameter
-  which can be set to False to prevent the default delete-on-close
-  behavior.
-
-- Patch #1581073: add a flag to textwrap that prevents the dropping of
-  whitespace while wrapping.
-
-- Patch #1603688: ConfigParser.SafeConfigParser now checks values that
-  are set for invalid interpolation sequences that would lead to errors
-  on reading back those values.
-
-- Added support for the POSIX.1-2001 (pax) format to tarfile.py. Extended
-  and cleaned up the test suite. Added a new testtar.tar.
-
-- Patch #1449244: Support Unicode strings in
-  email.message.Message.{set_charset,get_content_charset}.
-
-- Patch #1542681: add entries for "with", "as" and "CONTEXTMANAGERS" to
-  pydoc's help keywords.
-
-- Patch #1555098: use str.join() instead of repeated string
-  concatenation in robotparser.
-
-- Patch #1635454: the csv.DictWriter class now includes the offending
-  field names in its exception message if you try to write a record with
-  a dictionary containing fields not in the CSV field names list.
-
-- Patch #1668100: urllib2 now correctly raises URLError instead of
-  OSError if accessing a local file via the file:// protocol fails.
-
-- Patch #1677862: Require a space or tab after import in .pth files.
-
-- Patch #1192590: Fix pdb's "ignore" and "condition" commands so they trap
-  the IndexError caused by passing in an invalid breakpoint number.
-
-- Patch #1599845: Add an option to disable the implicit calls to server_bind()
-  and server_activate() in the constructors for TCPServer, SimpleXMLRPCServer
-  and DocXMLRPCServer.
-
-- Bug #1531963: Make SocketServer.TCPServer's server_address always
-  be equal to calling getsockname() on the server's socket. Fixed by
-  patch #1545011.
-
-- Patch #742598: Add .timeout attribute to SocketServer that calls
-  .handle_timeout() when no requests are received.
-
-- Bug #1651235: When a tuple was passed to a ctypes function call,
-  Python would crash instead of raising an error.
-
-- Bug #1646630: ctypes.string_at(buf, 0) and ctypes.wstring_at(buf, 0)
-  returned string up to the first NUL character.
-
-- Patch #957003: Implement smtplib.LMTP.
-
-- Patch #1481079: add support for HTTP_REFERER to CGIHTTPServer.
-
-- Patch #1675424: Added tests for uncovered code in the zipfile module.
-  The KeyError raised by Zipfile.getinfo for nonexistent names now has
-  a descriptive message.
-
-- Bug #1115886: os.path.splitext('.cshrc') gives now ('.cshrc', '').
-
-- unittest now verifies more of its assumptions. In particular, TestCase
-  and TestSuite subclasses (not instances) are no longer accepted in
-  TestSuite.addTest(). This should cause no incompatibility since it
-  never made sense with ordinary subclasses -- the failure just occurred
-  later, with a more cumbersome exception.
-
-- Patch #787789: allow to pass custom TestRunner instances to unittest's
-  main() function.
-
-- Patches #1550273, #1550272: fix a few bugs in unittest and add a
-  comprehensive test suite for the module.
-
-- Patch #1001604: glob.glob() now returns unicode filenames if it was
-  given a unicode argument and os.listdir() returns unicode filenames.
-
-- Patch #1673619: setup.py identifies extension modules it doesn't know how
-  to build and those it knows how to build but that fail to build.
-
-- Patch #912410: Replace HTML entity references for attribute values
-  in HTMLParser.
-
-- Patch #1663234: you can now run doctest on test files and modules
-  using "python -m doctest [-v] filename ...".
-
-- Patch #1121142: Implement ZipFile.open.
-
-- Taught setup.py how to locate Berkeley DB on Macs using MacPorts.
-
-- Added heapq.merge() for merging sorted input streams.
-
-- Added collections.namedtuple() for assigning field names to tuples.
-
-- Added itertools.izip_longest().
-
-- Have the encoding package's search function dynamically import using absolute
-  import semantics.
-
-- Patch #1647484: Renamed GzipFile's filename attribute to name.
-
-- Patch #1517891: Mode 'a' for ZipFile now creates the file if it
-  doesn't exist.
-
-- Patch #698833: Support file decryption in zipfile.
-
-- Patch #685268: Consider a package's __path__ in imputil.
-
-- Patch 1463026: Support default namespace in XMLGenerator.
-
-- Patch 1571379: Make trace's --ignore-dir facility work in the face of
-  relative directory names.
-
-- Bug #1600860: Search for shared python library in LIBDIR,
-  not lib/python/config, on "linux" and "gnu" systems.
-
-- Patch #1652681: tarfile.py: create nonexistent files in append mode and
-  allow appending to empty files.
-
-- Bug #1124861: Automatically create pipes if GetStdHandle fails in
-  subprocess.
-
-- Patch #1634778: add missing encoding aliases for iso8859_15 and
-  iso8859_16.
-
-- Patch #1638243: the compiler package is now able to correctly compile
-  a with statement; previously, executing code containing a with statement
-  compiled by the compiler package crashed the interpreter.
-
-- Bug #1643943: Fix time.strptime's support for the %U directive.
-
-- Patch #1507247: tarfile.py: use current umask for intermediate
-  directories.
-
-- Patch #1627441: close sockets properly in urllib2.
-
-- Bug #494589: make ntpath.expandvars behave according to its docstring.
-
-- Changed platform module API python_version_tuple() to actually
-  return a tuple (it used to return a list).
-
-- Added new platform module APIs python_branch(), python_revision(),
-  python_implementation() and linux_distribution().
-
-- Added support for IronPython and Jython to the platform module.
-
-- The sets module has been deprecated.  Use the built-in set/frozenset types
-  instead.
-
-- Bug #1610795: make ctypes.util.find_library work on BSD systems.
-
-- Fixes for 64-bit Windows: In ctypes.wintypes, correct the
-  definitions of HANDLE, WPARAM, LPARAM data types.  Make
-  parameterless foreign function calls work.
-
-- The version number of the ctypes package changed to "1.1.0".
-
-- Bug #1627575: logging: Added _open() method to FileHandler which can
-  be used to reopen files. The FileHandler instance now saves the
-  encoding (which can be None) in an attribute called "encoding".
-
-- Bug #411881: logging.handlers: bare except clause removed from
-  SMTPHandler.emit. Now, only ImportError is trapped.
-
-- Bug #411881: logging.handlers: bare except clause removed from
-  SocketHandler.createSocket. Now, only socket.error is trapped.
-
-- Bug #411881: logging: bare except clause removed from LogRecord.__init__.
-  Now, only ValueError, TypeError and AttributeError are trapped.
-
-- Patch #1504073: Fix tarfile.open() for mode "r" with a fileobj argument.
-
-- Patch #1182394 from Shane Holloway: speed up HMAC.hexdigest.
-
-- Patch #1262036: Prevent TarFiles from being added to themselves under
-  certain conditions.
-
-- Patch #1230446: tarfile.py: fix ExFileObject so that read() and tell()
-  work correctly together with readline().
-
-- Patch #1484695: The tarfile module now raises a HeaderError exception
-  if a buffer given to frombuf() is invalid.
-
-- Bug #1503765: Fix a problem in logging.config with spaces in comma-
-  separated lists read from logging config files.
-
-- Patch #1604907: Fix problems in logging.handlers caused at logging shutdown
-  when syslog handlers fail to initialize because of syslogd problems.
-
-- Patch #1608267: fix a race condition in os.makedirs() if the directory
-  to be created is already there.
-
-- Patch #1610437: fix a tarfile bug with long filename headers.
-
-- Patch #1371075: Make ConfigParser accept optional dict type
-  for ordering, sorting, etc.
-
-- Bug #1563807: _ctypes built on AIX fails with ld ffi error.
-
-- Bug #1598620: A ctypes Structure cannot contain itself.
-
-- Patch #1070046: Marshal new-style objects like InstanceType
-  in xmlrpclib.
-
-- cStringIO.truncate(-1) now raises an IOError, like StringIO and
-  regular files.
-
-- Patch #1472877: Fix Tix subwidget name resolution.
-
-- Patch #1594554: Always close a tkSimpleDialog on ok(), even
-  if an exception occurs.
-
-- Patch #1538878: Don't make tkSimpleDialog dialogs transient if
-  the parent window is withdrawn.
-
-- Bug #1597824: return the registered function from atexit.register()
-  to facilitate usage as a decorator.
-
-- Patch #1360200: Use unmangled_version RPM spec field to deal with
-  file name mangling.
-
-- Patch #1359217: Process 2xx response in an ftplib transfer
-  that precedes an 1xx response.
-
-- Patch #1355023: support whence argument for GzipFile.seek.
-
-- Patch #1065257: Support passing open files as body in
-  HTTPConnection.request().
-
-- Bug #1569790: mailbox.py: Maildir.get_folder() and MH.get_folder()
-  weren't passing the message factory on to newly created Maildir/MH
-  objects.
-
-- Patch #1514543: mailbox.py: In the Maildir class, report errors if there's
-  a filename clash instead of possibly losing a message.  (Patch by David
-  Watson.)
-
-- Patch #1514544: Try to ensure that messages/indexes have been physically
-  written to disk after calling .flush() or .close(). (Patch by David
-  Watson.)
-
-- Patch #1592250: Add elidge argument to Tkinter.Text.search.
-
-- Patch #838546: Make terminal become controlling in pty.fork()
-
-- Patch #1351744: Add askyesnocancel helper for tkMessageBox.
-
-- Patch #1060577: Extract list of RPM files from spec file in
-  bdist_rpm
-
-- Bug #1586613: fix zlib and bz2 codecs' incremental en/decoders.
-
-- Patch #1583880: fix tarfile's problems with long names and posix/
-  GNU modes.
-
-- Bug #1586448: the compiler module now emits the same bytecode for
-  list comprehensions as the builtin compiler, using the LIST_APPEND
-  opcode.
-
-- Fix codecs.EncodedFile which did not use file_encoding in 2.5.0, and
-  fix all codecs file wrappers to work correctly with the "with"
-  statement (bug #1586513).
-
-- Lib/modulefinder.py now handles absolute and relative imports
-  correctly.
-
-- Patch #1567274: Support SMTP over TLS.
-
-- Patch #1560695: Add .note.GNU-stack to ctypes' sysv.S so that
-  ctypes isn't considered as requiring executable stacks.
-
-- ctypes callback functions only support 'fundamental' data types as
-  result type.  Raise an error when something else is used.  This is a
-  partial fix for Bug #1574584.
-
-- Fix turtle so that time.sleep is imported for the entire library.  Allows
-  the demo2 function to be executed on its own instead of only when the
-  module is run as a script.
-
-- Bug #813342: Start the IDLE subprocess with -Qnew if the parent
-  is started with that option.
-
-- Bug #1565150: Fix subsecond processing for os.utime on Windows.
-
-- Support for MSVC 8 was added to bdist_wininst.
-
-- Bug #1446043: correctly raise a LookupError if an encoding name given
-  to encodings.search_function() contains a dot.
-
-- Bug #1560617: in pyclbr, return full module name not only for classes,
-  but also for functions.
-
-- Bug #1457823: cgi.(Sv)FormContentDict's constructor now takes
-  keep_blank_values and strict_parsing keyword arguments.
-
-- Bug #1566602: correct failure of posixpath unittest when $HOME ends
-  with a slash.
-
-- Bug #1565661: in webbrowser, split() the command for the default
-  GNOME browser in case it is a command with args.
-
-- Made the error message for time.strptime when the data data and format do
-  match be more clear.
-
-- Fix a bug in traceback.format_exception_only() that led to an error
-  being raised when print_exc() was called without an exception set.
-  In version 2.4, this printed "None", restored that behavior.
-
-- Make webbrowser.BackgroundBrowser usable in Windows (it wasn't because
-  the close_fds arg to subprocess.Popen is not supported).
-
-- Reverted patch #1504333 to sgmllib because it introduced an infinite loop.
-
-- Patch #1553314: Fix the inspect.py slowdown that was hurting IPython & SAGE
-  by adding smarter caching in inspect.getmodule()
-
-- Fix missing import of the types module in logging.config.
-
-- Patch #1550886: Fix decimal module context management implementation
-  to match the localcontext() example from PEP 343.
-
-- Bug #1545341: The 'classifier' keyword argument to the Distutils setup()
-  function now accepts tuples as well as lists.
-
-- Bug #1541863: uuid.uuid1 failed to generate unique identifiers
-  on systems with low clock resolution.
-
-- Bug #1531862: Do not close standard file descriptors in subprocess.
-
-- idle: Honor the "Cancel" action in the save dialog (Debian bug #299092).
-
 - Fix utf-8-sig incremental decoder, which didn't recognise a BOM when the
   first chunk fed to the decoder started with a BOM, but was longer than 3
   bytes.
 
-- The implementation of UnicodeError objects has been simplified (start and end
-  attributes are now stored directly as Py_ssize_t members).
-
-- Issue829951: In the smtplib module, SMTP.starttls() now complies with
-  RFC 3207 and forgets any knowledge obtained from the server not obtained
-  from the TLS negotiation itself.  Patch contributed by Bill Fenner.
-
-- Issue1339: The smtplib.SMTP class has been refactored a bit such
-  that the SMTP.starttls() caller no longer needs to call ehlo()
-  beforehand.  SMTP.starttls() now raises an exception of the server
-  does not claim to support starttls.  Adds the SMTP.ehlo_or_helo_if_needed()
-  method.  Patch contributed by Bill Fenner.
-
 
 Extension Modules
 -----------------
 
 - Issue #1762972: Readded the reload() function as imp.reload()
 
-- #2112: mmap.error is now a subclass of EnvironmentError and not a
-  direct EnvironmentError
-
 - Bug #2111: mmap segfaults when trying to write a block opened with PROT_READ
 
 - #2063: correct order of utime and stime in os.times() result on Windows.
 
-- Updated ``big5hkscs`` codec to the HKSCS revision of 2004.
-
-- #1940: make it possible to use curses.filter() before curses.initscr()
-  as the documentation says.
-
-- Backport of _fileio module from Python 3.0.
-
-- #1087741: mmap.mmap is now a class, not a factory function. It is also
-  subclassable now.
-
-- Patch #1648: added ``sys.getprofile()`` and ``sys.gettrace()``.
-
-- Patch #1663329: added ``os.closerange()`` function to quickly close a range
-  of file descriptors without considering errors.
-
-- Patch 976880: ``mmap`` objects now have an ``rfind`` method that
-  works as expected.  ``mmap.find`` also takes an optional ``end``
-  parameter.
-
-- _winreg's HKEY object has gained __enter__ and __exit__ methods to support
-  the context manager protocol.  The _winreg module also gained a new function
-  ``ExpandEnvironmentStrings`` to expand REG_EXPAND_SZ keys.
-
-- itertools.starmap() now accepts any iterable input. Previously, it required
-  the function inputs to be tuples.
-
-- Issue #1646: Make socket support TIPC. The socket module now has support
-  for TIPC under Linux, see http://tipc.sf.net/ for more information.
-
-- Added interface for Windows' WSAIoctl to socket object and added an example
-  for a simple network sniffer.
-
-- Bug #1301: Bad assert in _tkinter fixed.
-
-- Added bdist_wininst executable for VS 2008.
-
-- Bug #1604: collections.deque.__init__(iterable) now clears any prior contents
-  before adding elements from the iterable.  This fix brings the behavior into
-  line with that for list.__init__().
-
-- Added wide char functions to msvcrt module: getwch, getwche, putwch and
-  ungetwch. The functions accept or return unicode.
-
-- os.access now returns True on Windows for any existing directory.
-
-- Added warnpy3k function to the warnings module.
-
-- Marshal.dumps() now expects exact type matches for int, long, float, complex,
-  tuple, list, dict, set, and frozenset.  Formerly, it would silently miscode
-  subclasses of those types.  Now, it raises a ValueError instead.
-
-- Patch #1388440: Add set_completion_display_matches_hook and
-  get_completion_type to readline.
-
-- Bug #1649098: Avoid declaration of zero-sized array declaration in
-  structure.
-
-- Removed the rgbimg module; been deprecated since Python 2.5.
-
-- Bug #1721309: prevent bsddb module from freeing random memory.
-
-- Bug #1233: fix bsddb.dbshelve.DBShelf append method to work as
-  intended for RECNO databases.
-
-- pybsddb.sf.net Bug #477182: Load the database flags at database open
-  time so that opening a database previously created with the DB_DUP or
-  DB_DUPSORT flag set will keep the proper behavior on subsequent opens.
-  Specifically: dictionary assignment to a DB object will replace all
-  values for a given key when the database allows duplicate values.
-  DB users should use DB.put(k, v) when they want to store duplicates; not
-  DB[k] = v.
-
-- Add the bsddb.db.DBEnv.lock_id_free method.
-
-- Bug #1686475: Support stat'ing open files on Windows again.
-
-- Patch #1185447: binascii.b2a_qp() now correctly quotes binary characters
-  with ASCII value less than 32. Also, it correctly quotes dots only if
-  they occur on a single line, as opposed to the previous behavior of
-  quoting dots if they are the second character of any line.
-
-- Bug #1622896: fix a rare corner case where the bz2 module raised an
-  error in spite of a succesful compression.
-
-- Patch #1654417: make operator.{get,set,del}slice use the full range
-  of Py_ssize_t.
-
-- Patch #1646728: datetime.fromtimestamp fails with negative
-  fractional times.  With unittest.
-
-- Patch #1490190: posixmodule now includes os.chflags() and os.lchflags()
-  functions on platforms where the underlying system calls are available.
-
-- Patch #1494140: Add documentation for the new struct.Struct object.
-
-- Patch #1432399: Support the HCI protocol for bluetooth sockets
-
-- Patch #1657276: Make NETLINK_DNRTMSG conditional.
-
-- Bug #1653736: Complain about keyword arguments to time.isoformat.
-
-- Bug #1486663: don't reject keyword arguments for subclasses of builtin
-  types.
-
-- Patch #1610575: The struct module now supports the 't' code, for
-  C99 _Bool.
-
-- Patch #1635058: ensure that htonl and friends never accept or
-  return negative numbers, per the underlying C implementation.
-
-- Patch #1544279: Improve thread-safety of the socket module by moving
-  the sock_addr_t storage out of the socket object.
-
-- Patch #1019808: fix bug that causes an incorrect error to be returned
-  when a socket timeout is set and a connection attempt fails.
-
-- Speed up function calls into the math module.
-
-- Bug #1588217: don't parse "= " as a soft line break in binascii's
-  a2b_qp() function, instead leave it in the string as quopri.decode()
-  does.
-
-- Bug #1599782: Fix segfault on bsddb.db.DB().type().
-
-- Bug #1567666: Emulate GetFileAttributesExA for Win95.
-
-- Patch #1576166: Support os.utime for directories on Windows NT+.
-
-- Patch #1572724: fix typo ('=' instead of '==') in _msi.c.
-
-- Bug #1572832: fix a bug in ISO-2022 codecs which may cause segfault
-  when encoding non-BMP unicode characters.
-
-- Bug #1556784: allow format strings longer than 127 characters in
-  datetime's strftime function.
-
-- Fix itertools.count(n) to work with negative numbers again.
-
-- RLIMIT_SBSIZE was added to the resource module where available.
-
-- Bug #1551427: fix a wrong NULL pointer check in the win32 version
-  of os.urandom().
-
-- Bug #1548092: fix curses.tparm seg fault on invalid input.
-
-- Patch #1114: fix curses module compilation on 64-bit AIX, & possibly
-  other 64-bit LP64 platforms where attr_t is not the same size as a long.
-  (Contributed by Luke Mewburn.)
-
-- Bug #1550714: fix SystemError from itertools.tee on negative value for n.
-
-- Fixed a few bugs on cjkcodecs:
-  - gbk and gb18030 codec now handle U+30FB KATAKANA MIDDLE DOT correctly.
-  - iso2022_jp_2 codec now encodes into G0 for KS X 1001, GB2312
-    codepoints to conform the standard.
-  - iso2022_jp_3 and iso2022_jp_2004 codec can encode JIS X 0213:2
-    codepoints now.
-
-- Bug #1552726: in readline.c, avoid repeatedly polling in interactive
-  mode by only placing a timeout on the select() if an input hook has
-  been defined.  This prevents an interactive Python from waking up 10
-  times per second.  Patch by Richard Boulton.
-
-- fixed a bug with bsddb.DB.stat: the flags and txn keyword arguments
-  were transposed.
-
-- Added support for linking the bsddb module against BerkeleyDB 4.5.x
-  and 4.6.x.
-
-- Bug #1633621: if curses.resizeterm() or curses.resize_term() is called,
-  update _curses.LINES, _curses.COLS, curses.LINES and curses.COLS.
-
-- Fix an off-by-one bug in locale.strxfrm().
-
-- Fix libffi configure for hppa*-*-linux* | parisc*-*-linux*.
-
-- Build using system ffi library on arm*-linux*.
-
-- Bug #1372: zlibmodule.c: int overflow in PyZlib_decompress
-
-- bsddb module: Fix memory leak when using database cursors on
-  databases without a DBEnv.
-
-Tests
------
-
-- Refactor test_logging to use doctest.
-
-- Refactor test_profile and test_cprofile to use the same code to profile.
-
-- Make test_runpy reentrant by fixing _check_module to clear out any module
-  being tested.  Was causing an error by __import__ doing a reload on the
-  second run and thus suppressing bytecode recreation.
-
-- Capture socket connection resets and timeouts in test_socket_ssl and
-  test_urllib2net and raise test.test_support.ResourceDenied.
-
-- Patch #1559413: Fix test_cmd_line if sys.executable contains a space.
-
-- Added test.test_support.TransientResource which is a context manager to
-  surround calls to resources that are not guaranteed to work even if
-  test.test_support.requires says that the resource should exist.
-
-- Added a test for slicing of an exception.
-
-- Added test.test_support.EnvironmentVarGuard.  It's a class that provides a
-  context manager so that one can temporarily set or unset environment
-  variables.
-
-- Added some tests for modulefinder.
-
-- Converted test_imp to use unittest.
-
-- Fix bsddb test_basics.test06_Transactions to check the version
-  number properly.
-
-- test.test_support.catch_warning is a new context manager that can be used
-  to catch the warnings issued by the warning framework.
-
-
-Tools
------
-
-- Tools/scripts/reindent.py now creates the backup file using shutil.copy
-  to preserve user/group and permissions. Added also a --nobackup option
-  to not create the backup if the user is concerned regarding this.  Check
-  issue 1050828 for more details.
-
-- Tools/scripts/win_add2path.py was added. The simple script modifes the
-  PATH environment var of the HKCU tree and adds the python bin and script
-  directory.
-
-- Tools/18n/pygettext.py was added to the list of scripts installed by
-  Tools/scripts/setup.py (tracker item 642309).
-
-- Added IronPython and Jython support to pybench (part of which
-  was patch #1563844)
-
-- Made some minor changes to pybench output to allow the user
-  to see which Python version is running pybench
-
-- Added support for the new platform module feature
-  platform.python_implementation(); this will now be saved
-  in the benchmark pickle
-
-
-Documentation
--------------
-
-- RFE #1765140: Updated documentation on FileHandler and subclasses to
-  include new optional delay argument.
-
-- Bug #932563: Added section on getting contextual information into logging
-  output, and added documentation for the new LoggerAdapter class.
-
-- Bug #1295: Added information about caching of formatted exception
-  information in the LogRecord by Formatter.format().
-
-- Bug #1637365: add subsection about "__name__ == __main__" to the
-  Python tutorial.
-
-- Patch #1698768: updated the "using Python on the Mac" intro.
-
-- Bug #1569057: Document that calling file.next() when the file is open for
-  writing is undefined.
-
-- Patch #1489771: the syntax rules in Python Reference Manual were
-  updated to reflect the current Python syntax.
-
-- Patch #1686451: Fix return type for
-  PySequence_{Count,Index,Fast_GET_SIZE}.
-
-- Patch #1679379: add documentation for fnmatch.translate().
-
-- Bug #1629566: clarify the docs on the return values of parsedate()
-  and parsedate_tz() in email.utils and rfc822.
-
-- Patch #1671450: add a section about subclassing builtin types to the
-  "extending and embedding" tutorial.
-
-- Bug #1629125: fix wrong data type (int -> Py_ssize_t) in PyDict_Next
-  docs.
-
-- Bug #1565919: document set types in the Language Reference.
-
-- Bug #1546052: clarify that PyString_FromString(AndSize) copies the
-  string pointed to by its parameter.
-
-- Bug #1566663: remove obsolete example from datetime docs.
-
-- Bug #1541682: Fix example in the "Refcount details" API docs.
-  Additionally, remove a faulty example showing PySequence_SetItem applied
-  to a newly created list object and add notes that this isn't a good idea.
-
-
-Tools/Demos
------------
-
-- Patch #1552024: add decorator support to unparse.py demo script.
-
-- Make auto-generated python.vim file list built-ins and exceptions in
-  alphatbetical order.  Makes output more deterministic and easier to tell if
-  the file is stale or not.
-
-- Bug #1546372: Fixed small bugglet in pybench that caused a missing
-  file not to get reported properly.
-
-
-Build
------
-
-- Have the search path for building extensions follow the declared order in
-  $CPPFLAGS and $LDFLAGS when adding directories from those environment
-  variables.
-
-- Bug #1983: Added a check to pyport to verify that sizeof(pid_t) is
-  smaller or equal sizeof(long).
-
-- Bug #1234: Fixed semaphore errors on AIX 5.2
-
-- Issue #1726: Remove Python/atof.c from PCBuild/pythoncore.vcproj
-
-- Removed PCbuild8/ directory and added a new build directory for VS 2005
-  based on the VS 2008 build directory to PC/VS8.0. The script
-  PCbuild/vs8to9.py was added to sync changes from PCbuild to PC/VS8.0.
-
-- Moved PCbuild/ directory for VS 2003 to PC/VS7.1 and renamed PCBuild9/
-  directory to PCBuild/.
-
-- Bug #1699: Define _BSD_SOURCE only on OpenBSD.
-
-- Bug #1608: use -fwrapv when GCC supports it.  This is important,
-  newer GCC versions may optimize away overflow buffer overflow checks
-  without this option!
-
-- Patch #1418: Make the AC_REPLACE_FUNCS object files actually work.
-
-- Add a FAST_LOOPS build option that speeds-up looping by trading away
-  periodic threadstate and signal checking in tight loops.  By default,
-  this option is turned-off.  It should only be enabled in debugged,
-  performance critical applications.
-
-- Patch #786737: Allow building in a tree of symlinks pointing to
-  a readonly source.
-
-- Bug #1737210: Change Manufacturer of Windows installer to PSF.
-
-- Bug #1746880: Correctly install DLLs into system32 folder on Win64.
-
-- Define _BSD_SOURCE, to get access to POSIX extensions on OpenBSD 4.1+.
-
-- Stop supporting AtheOS and cause a build error in configure for the platform.
-
-- Bug #1655392: don't add -L/usr/lib/pythonX.Y/config to the LDFLAGS
-  returned by python-config if Python was built with --enable-shared
-  because that prevented the shared library from being used.
-
-- Patch #1569798: fix a bug in distutils when building Python from a
-  directory within sys.exec_prefix.
-
-- Bug #1675511: Use -Kpic instead of -xcode=pic32 on Solaris/x86.
-
-- Disable _XOPEN_SOURCE on NetBSD 1.x.
-
-- configure now checks whether gcc supports the PyArg_ParseTuple format
-  attribute.
-
-- Bug #1578513: Cross compilation was broken by a change to configure.
-  Repair so that it's back to how it was in 2.4.3.
-
-- Patch #1576954: Update VC6 build directory; remove redundant
-  files in VC7.
-
-- Bug #1568842: Fix test for uintptr_t.
-
-- Patch #1540470, for OpenBSD 4.0.
-
-- Fix build failure on kfreebsd and on the hurd.
-
-- Fix the build of the library reference in info format.
-
-- Allow Emacs 22 for building the documentation in info format.
-
-- Makefile.pre.in(buildbottest): Run an optional script pybuildbot.identify
-  to include some information about the build environment.
-
-
-C API
------
-
-- Unified naming convention for free lists and their limits. All free lists
-  in Object/ are named ``free_list``, the counter ``numfree`` and the upper
-  limit is a macro ``PyName_MAXFREELIST`` inside an #ifndef block.
-
-- ``PySet_Add()`` can now modify a newly created frozenset.  Similarly to
-  ``PyTuple_SetItem``, it can be used to populate a brand new frozenset; but 
-  it does not steal a reference to the added item.
-
-- Added ``PySet_Check()`` and ``PyFrozenSet_Check()`` to the set API. 
-
-- Backport of PyUnicode_FromString(), _FromStringAndSize(), _Format and
-  _FormatV from Python 3.0. Made PyLong_AsSsize_t and PyLong_FromSsize_t
-  public functions.
-
-- Patch #1720595: add T_BOOL to the range of structmember types.
-
-- Issue #1534: Added ``PyFloat_GetMax()``, ``PyFloat_GetMin()`` and
-  ``PyFloat_GetInfo()`` to the float API.
-
-- Issue #1521: On 64bit platforms, using PyArgs_ParseTuple with the t# of w#
-  format code incorrectly truncated the length to an int, even when
-  PY_SSIZE_T_CLEAN is set.  The str.decode method used to return incorrect
-  results with huge strings.
-
-- Issue #1629: Renamed Py_Size, Py_Type and Py_Refcnt to Py_SIZE, Py_TYPE
-  and Py_REFCNT.
-
-- PEP 3123: Provide forward compatibility with Python 3.0, while keeping
-  backwards compatibility. Add Py_Refcnt, Py_Type, Py_Size, and
-  PyVarObject_HEAD_INIT.
-
-- Py_ssize_t fields work in structmember when HAVE_LONG_LONG is not defined.
-
-- Patch #1733960: Allow T_LONGLONG to accept ints.
-
-- T_PYSSIZET can now be used in PyMemberDef lists for Py_ssize_t members.
-
-- Added a new API function ``PyImport_ImportModuleNoBlock``.
-
-- Bug #1637022: Prefix AST symbols with _Py_.
-
-- Fix some leftovers from the conversion from int to Py_ssize_t
-  (relevant to strings and sequences of more than 2**31 items).
-
-- Make _PyGILState_NoteThreadState() static, it was not used anywhere
-  outside of pystate.c and should not be necessary.
-
-- ``PyImport_Import`` and ``PyImport_ImportModule`` now always do absolute
-  imports. In earlier versions they might have used relative imports under
-  some conditions.
-
-- Added case insensitive comparison methods ``PyOS_stricmp(char*, char*)``
-  and ``PyOS_strnicmp(char*, char*, Py_ssize_t)``.
-
-- Bug #1542693: remove semi-colon at end of PyImport_ImportModuleEx macro
-  so it can be used as an expression.
-
-
-Windows
--------
-
-- Patch #1706: Drop support for Win9x, WinME and NT4. Python now requires 
-  Windows 2000 or greater. The _WINVER and NTDDI_VERSION macros are set to
-  Win2k for x86/32bit builds and WinXP for AMD64 builds.
-
-- Conditionalize definition of _CRT_SECURE_NO_DEPRECATE
-  and _CRT_NONSTDC_NO_DEPRECATE.
-
-- Bug #1216: Restore support for Visual Studio 2002.
-
-
-Mac
----
-
-- cfmfile now raises a DeprecationWarning.
-
-- buildtools now raises a DeprecationWarning.
-
-- Removed the macfs module.  It had been deprecated since Python 2.5.  This
-  lead to the deprecation of macostools.touched() as it relied solely on macfs
-  and was a no-op under OS X.
-
-
-What's New in Python 2.5 release candidate 1?
-=============================================
-
-*Release date: 17-AUG-2006*
-
-Core and builtins
------------------
-
-- Unicode objects will no longer raise an exception when being
-  compared equal or unequal to a string and a UnicodeDecodeError
-  exception occurs, e.g. as result of a decoding failure.
-
-  Instead, the equal (==) and unequal (!=) comparison operators will
-  now issue a UnicodeWarning and interpret the two objects as
-  unequal. The UnicodeWarning can be filtered as desired using
-  the warning framework, e.g. silenced completely, turned into an
-  exception, logged, etc.
-
-  Note that compare operators other than equal and unequal will still
-  raise UnicodeDecodeError exceptions as they've always done.
-
-- Fix segfault when doing string formatting on subclasses of long.
-
-- Fix bug related to __len__ functions using values > 2**32 on 64-bit machines
-  with new-style classes.
-
-- Fix bug related to __len__ functions returning negative values with
-  classic classes.
-
-- Patch #1538606, Fix __index__() clipping.  There were some problems
-  discovered with the API and how integers that didn't fit into Py_ssize_t
-  were handled.  This patch attempts to provide enough alternatives
-  to effectively use __index__.
-
-- Bug #1536021: __hash__ may now return long int; the final hash
-  value is obtained by invoking hash on the long int.
-
-- Bug #1536786: buffer comparison could emit a RuntimeWarning.
-
-- Bug #1535165: fixed a segfault in input() and raw_input() when
-  sys.stdin is closed.
-
-- On Windows, the PyErr_Warn function is now exported from
-  the Python dll again.
-
-- Bug #1191458: tracing over for loops now produces a line event
-  on each iteration.  Fixing this problem required changing the .pyc
-  magic number.  This means that .pyc files generated before 2.5c1
-  will be regenerated.
-
-- Bug #1333982: string/number constants were inappropriately stored
-  in the byte code and co_consts even if they were not used, ie
-  immediately popped off the stack.
-
-- Fixed a reference-counting problem in property().
-
 
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