[Import-SIG] PEP 489: Multi-phase extension module initialization; version 5
solipsis at pitrou.net
Mon May 18 17:15:07 CEST 2015
On Mon, 18 May 2015 17:07:20 +0200
Petr Viktorin <encukou at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, May 18, 2015 at 4:51 PM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > On Mon, 18 May 2015 16:02:37 +0200
> > Petr Viktorin <encukou at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> I've sent the latest update of PEP 489 to the editors. I am quite happy
> >> with how it turned out, and I don't expect too many further changes.
> > I'm surprised the PEP still mentions PyModule_GetState. Shouldn't it be
> > discouraged in favour of custom module object fields?
> No, it's the other way around -- we want to discourage using custom
> module subclasses; most modules should just customize the exec phase.
Can you explain why? The module state mechanism has turned out to be
cumbersome and inefficient, and is the main reason why PEP 3121
conversions of many stdlib modules have been deferred or abandoned.
A fast, easy way to access module "state" without defining global
variables at the C level is required.
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