[Python-3000] Last minute C API fixes
mal at egenix.com
Thu Aug 7 19:03:29 CEST 2008
On 2008-08-07 18:40, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 7, 2008 at 5:18 AM, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
>> On Aug 7, 2008, at 5:09 AM, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
>>>>> Is it too late for that ?
>>>> That kind of depends on how far other 3rd party projects are in
>>>> porting their extensions to Py3k, and how much they've bought into
>>>> these APIs. I recall that mechanically translating these APIs to
>>>> something else can easily introduce memory leaks.
>>> True, but isn't it better to go through that pain for a few extensions
>>> now and then have a proper C API to use in 3.1 ? Otherwise, we end
>>> up having to support those APIs for the whole lifetime
>>> of the 3.x branch.
>>> Note that those two APIs are not documented, so their use is not
>>> yet officially allowed.
>> I'd prefer not introducing such instability this late in the beta processes,
>> but I agree that fixing it now will be better in the long term.
> I see this as a sufficient endorsement. Marc-Andre, can you do this?
Yes. I'll just apply a renaming of two APIs (and all their uses
in the interpreter code) to a _Py internal name.
We can then hash out a better interface to the internal UTF-8
representation for 3.1.
Extension that use the current unofficial APIs could then also
apply that renaming if the developers don't have time to update
the code and then use the new APIs when 3.1 ships.
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