On 11 March 2015 at 21:45, Maciej Fijalkowski email@example.com wrote:
Is it possible to use cffi without a C compiler/headers as easily than ctypes?
yes, it has two modes, one that does that and the other that does extra safety at the cost of a C compiler
So if someone were to propose a practical approach to including cffi into the stdlib, *and* assisting the many Windows projects using ctypes for access to the Windows API , then there may be a reasonable argument for deprecating ctypes. But nobody seems to be doing that, rather the suggestion appears to be just to deprecate a widely used part of the stdlib offering no migration path :-(
 There may be Unix users of ctypes, but AFAIK, the vast majority of use cases are on Windows.