On Tue, 24 Nov 2020 at 10:18, Antoine Pitrou email@example.com wrote:
On Mon, 23 Nov 2020 08:09:07 +0000 Paul Moore firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
But it's not as limiting as you suggest - it *does* preclude most scientific use (because of numpy etc) but (for example) a large number of web libraries are pure Python.
Not sure what you mean here, but while Web frameworks themselves may be pure Python, you can have C accelerators in a template engine or in a ORM layer. Also, the database driver most likely isn't in pure Python (if you want it to be performant anyway).
All I meant was that how limiting it is depends on what type of application you're trying to write. But there's no question that not being able to use C extensions limits use (I work on pip, which cannot rely on C extensions for other reasons, so I'm pretty familiar with (a) how much of a nuisance it is, and (b) how far you can get even with that limitation).