On 2/3/2022 12:15 PM, Victor Stinner wrote:
> I'm working bottom-to-top: prepare PyObject and PyVarObject to become
> opaque, *and* top-to-bottom: prepare subclasses (structures
> "inheriting" from PyObject and PyVarObject) to become opaque like
> IMO if PyObject* becomes a handle, the migration to the HPy API should
> be much easier.
It seems to me that moving PyObject* to be a handle leaves you in a
place very similar to HPy. So why not just focus on making HPy suitable
for developing C extensions, leave the existing C API alone, and
eventually abandon the existing C API?
I think that's a possibility. I think it's a question for the team here whether that's the long-term goal that we want. If so we can make all of our work head towards that and help out HPy out as best we can.