[Python-Dev] Another 1.6 wish
Sat, 20 Nov 1999 11:04:28 +1100
> Also, we have a couple minor convenience functions for Python in an
> MSDEV environment, an exposure of OutputDebugString for writing to
> the DevStudio log window and a means of tripping DevStudio C/C++
> breakpoints from Python code (currently experimental). The msvcrt
> module seems like a likely candidate for these, would these be
> welcome additions?
These are both available in the win32api module. They dont really fit
in the "msvcrt" module, as they are not part of the C runtime library,
but the win32 API itself.
This is really a pointer to the fact that some or all of the win32api
should be moved into the core - registry access is the thing people
most want, but there are plenty of other useful things that people
Guido objects to the coding style, but hopefully that wont be a big
issue. IMO, the coding style isnt "bad" - it is just more an "MS"
flavour than a "Python" flavour - presumably people reading the code
will have some experience with Windows, so it wont look completely
foreign to them. The good thing about taking it "as-is" is that it
has been fairly well bashed on over a few years, so is really quite
stable. The final "coding style" issue is that there are no "doc
strings" - all documentation is embedded in C comments, and extracted
using a tool called "autoduck" (similar to "autodoc"). However, Im
sure we can arrange something there, too.