[Import-SIG] PEP 489: Redesigning extension module loading

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 15:21:46 CEST 2015

On 26 March 2015 at 20:01, Petr Viktorin <encukou at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 03/26/2015 05:25 AM, Nick Coghlan wrote:
>> So actually writing that down suggests numeric slots may still be a
>> better idea.
> Yes, I think so as well. Also consider:
> - Python can fail hard on unknown slot numbers. Checking for unknown exports
> would require enumerating exported symbols, which is definitely not
> something I can code for every platform (if that's even possible).
> - Additional exported functions are not actually more type-safe – the
> exported symbols would be void*, Python would still need to cast to an
> appropriate function type.

OK, sold - numeric slots it is (and I agree that changes the naming
scheme back to favouring retaining "PyModuleExport" as the common

I think that's all the points of discussion we still had open on the
current draft covered, so I'll wait for the next update before
commenting further :)


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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