[Cython] Cython 0.16

mark florisson markflorisson88 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 4 09:33:24 CET 2011

On 3 November 2011 21:26, Stefan Behnel <stefan_ml at behnel.de> wrote:
> Vitja Makarov, 03.11.2011 21:42:
>> 2011/11/4 mark florisson:
>>> With Vitja's super() ready and with fused classmethods and
>>> staticmethods ready, I think we're almost ready for a release. I also
>>> supported cdef class static methods (previously it gave compiler
>>> crashes).
>> That's nice. I've also implemented support for dynamic default args
>> http://trac.cython.org/cython_trac/ticket/674
>> I think it could be merged either.
>>> I think we should also merge pull requests 'casting to template
>>> pointer' (after a test is added), and probably 'Makefile: rework repo
>>> creation target' (although I haven't looked at it closely). I think
>>> cythonize() is also worth documenting better, as it's a pretty neat
>>> feature that should be more prominent and easier to find for users
>>> (including examples of some of the #distutils directives).
> That's a great list of improvements!
> The one problem with cythonize() is that it doesn't (yet) have a good way of
> defining additional build options, e.g. required libraries etc. for an
> extension. Those should be keyword arguments of some sort, maybe just passed
> through into the Extension class constructor.

That's what we have the directives for, i.e. you say '# distutils:
libraries = spam eggs' in your module.

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