On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 7:42 AM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan@gmail.com> wrote:
On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 1:13 AM, Maciej Fijalkowski <fijall@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello.
> I would like to discuss on the language summit a potential inclusion
> of cffi[1] into stdlib.

I think cffi is well worth considering as a possible inclusion for
Python 3.4. (In particular, I'm a fan of the fact it just uses C
syntax to declare what you're trying to talk to)

I'm cautiously +0.5 because I'd really like to see a strong comparison case being made vs. ctypes. I've used ctypes many times and it was easy and effortless (well, except the segfaults when wrong argument types are declared :-). I'll be really interesting in seeing concrete examples that demonstrate how CFFI is superior.

If I'm reading the dependencies correctly, we would also need to bring
Eli Bendersky's pycparser into the stdlib, correct? (not an objection,
just an observation, although we'd obviously need Eli's explicit
endorsement for that).

Of course I have no problem with this. I obviously signed the contributor agreement by this point ;-) pycparser depends on David Beazley's PLY though, so that will have to be pulled in as well.