[Python-Dev] C++ for CPython 3? (Re: str.count is slow)
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Thu Mar 2 18:40:00 CET 2006
>>>>> "martin" == martin <martin at v.loewis.de> writes:
martin> There are a few advantages [to C++], though, mainly:
martin> - increased type-safety, in particular for API that isn't
martin> type-checked at all at the moment (e.g. PyArg_ParseTuple)
That's merely an advantage to having a C++ *compiler*. No need to
actually use the C++ *language*. :-)
XEmacs has had a policy of compiling without warnings under *both* C
and C++ for about 5 years now, and it catches a lot of stupidity
before it leaves the developer's sandbox.
The feature programmers are occasionally annoyed that a pet C idiom
gets disallowed, but that's the only downside we've experienced.
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