18 Dec 2014 18 Dec '14
On Thu, Dec 18, 2014 at 9:17 PM, Steve Dower Steve.Dower@microsoft.com wrote:
Maciej Fijalkowski wrote:
After reading this http://bugs.python.org/issue23085 and remembering struggling having our own patches into cpython's libffi (but not into libffi itself), I wonder, is there any reason any more for libffi being included in CPython?
We use it for ctypes, so there's certainly still a need. Are you asking whether we need a fork of it as opposed to treating it like an external (like OpenSSL)?
yes (why is there a copy of libffi in the cpython source). And I'm asking not why it landed there, but why it is still there