On 19 December 2014 at 08:26, Maciej Fijalkowski email@example.com wrote:
I would like to add that "not doing anything" is not a good strategy either, because you accumulate bugs that get fixed upstream (I'm pretty sure all the problems from cpython got fixed in upstream libffi, but not all libffi fixes made it to cpython).
Probably the easiest way of moving this forward would be for someone to identify the CPython-specific patches in the current version, and check if they are addressed in the latest libffi version. They haven't been applied as they are, I gather, but maybe equivalent fixes have been made. I've no idea how easy that would be (presumably not trivial, or someone would already have done it). If the patches aren't needed any more, upgrading becomes a lot more plausible.