On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 1:44 AM, M.-A. Lemburg <mal@egenix.com> wrote:
On 2008-06-09 07:20, Gregory P. Smith wrote:
On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 2:19 AM, M.-A. Lemburg <mal@egenix.com> wrote:

On 2008-06-03 01:29, Gregory P. Smith wrote:

On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 4:09 PM, Guido van Rossum <guido@python.org>

 I will freely admit that I haven't followed this thread in any detail,
but if it were up to me, I'd have the 2.6 internal code use PyString


Should we read this as a BDFL pronouncement and make it so?

All that would mean change wise is that trunk r63675 as well as possibly
r63672 and r63677 would need to be rolled back and this whole discussion
over if such a big change should have happened would turn into a moot

I would certainly welcome reverting the change.

All that's needed to support PyBytes API in 2.x is a set of #defines
that map the new APIs to the PyString names. That's a clean and
easily understandable solution.

Okay, I've reverted r63675 in trunk revision r64048.  That leaves all of the
python modules and internals using PyString_ api names instead of PyBytes_
api names as they were before.  PyBytes_ #define's exist for the appropriate
PyString methods incase anyone wants to use those.


Programmers interested in the code
for a PyString API can then still look up the code in stringobject.c,
e.g. to find out how a certain special case is handled or to check
the ref counting - just like they did for years.

The files still exist with the new names.  bytesobject.c instead of
stringobject.c.  Those renames were done in the other CLs i mentioned which
have not yet been reverted.  The current state seems a bit odd because they
depend on the #defines to cause method definitions to be the PyString_ names
instead of the PyBytes_ names.

Please restore the original state, ie. PyString APIs live in
stringobject.h and stringobject.c. bytesobject.h should then have
the #defines for PyBytes APIs, pointing them to the PyString
names (basically what's currently in stringobject.h).

all done as of 64105