On 11 July 2017 at 11:19, Victor Stinner firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
XXX should we abandon the stable ABI? Never really used by anyone.
Please don't. On Windows, embedding Python is a pain because a new version of Python requires a recompile (which isn't ideal for apps that just want to optionally allow Python scripting, for example). Also, the recent availability of the embedded distribution on Windows has opened up some opportunities and I've been using the stable ABI there.
It's not the end of the world if we lose it, but I'd rather see it retained (or better still, enhanced).