[Cython] dynamically compile and import pure python modules

Dag Sverre Seljebotn d.s.seljebotn at astro.uio.no
Thu Mar 22 20:12:04 CET 2012

On 03/22/2012 11:50 AM, mark florisson wrote:
> Hey,
> For the fused type runtime dispatch I found it very convenient to use
> the with statement, but that is not supported in Python 2.4. However,
> the compiler could dynamically compile compiler code with the compiler
> itself and import it (pyximport), if it is not needed to compile
> Cython itself. I gave it a try and it seems to work like a charm (but
> probably needs more testing :):
> https://github.com/markflorisson88/cython/commit/0c2983056919f7f4d30a809724d7db0ace99d89b#diff-2
> It seems like a bit of a hack, so I thought I'd bring it up here and
> ask for opinions, i.e. ask if anyone thinks it is a terrible idea.

How about dropping Python 2.4 support for running Cython (though 
generated C files still run)?


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