On 03. 02. 22 1:40, Guido van Rossum wrote: [...]
I understand the CPython is stuck supporting the de-facto standard C API for a long time. But unless we pick a "north star" (as people call it nowadays) of what we want to support in say 5-10 years, the situation will never improve.
My point about "getting one chance to get it right in the next decade" is that we have to pick that north star, so we can tell users which horse to bet on. If the north star we pick is HPy, things will be clear. If it is evolving the C API things will also be clear. But I think we have to pick one, and stick to it so users (i.e., package maintainers/developers) have clarity.
A few months later, here's a draft of a “north star” document. Is this close to what you had in mind?
Please comment (here or there) as appropriate :)