beazley at cs.uchicago.edu
Thu Apr 29 16:47:07 CEST 1999
Geoffrey Furnish writes:
> I've discussed this with Guido a few times over the last two years.
> He's a little concerned about the idea of absorbing too much code that
> he doesn't understand, into the core, because of the support issues.
> And he wants to see a serious consensus emerge on the SIG. [Guido,
> please feel free to further clarify here].
At the risk of having to go find my flame suit, I am opposed to the
idea of adding C++ (at the level of sophistication described) to the
Python core unless it can be added (or disabled) as an optional
feature. Otherwise, I fear that this will be nothing short of a
maintenance nightmare for Guido and the rest of us who are quite happy
with the current C API. The fact that this "enhancement" only works
with a few compilers also suggests that it would create problems for
anyone wanting to write a portable extension using this interface.
With that said, I'm not entirely opposed to having better C++
support. I can only hope that it is done in a halfway sensible
and portable manner. Just my 0.02.
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