[pypy-dev] Builtin types

holger krekel hpk at trillke.net
Mon Jan 27 18:00:55 CET 2003

[Armin Rigo Mon, Jan 27, 2003 at 01:18:00PM +0100]
> Hello,
> On Fri, Jan 24, 2003 at 05:48:42PM +0100, Samuele Pedroni wrote:
> > OTOH I think a higher level of abstraction is necessary to targert more general
> > backends.
> I agree with Samuele that we should not focus on ctypes or any other kind of
> structs right now.  For all of ctypes' power I believe that it is not central
> to Python-in-Python.  This will become important later, when we target C.

how do you intend to use any of the existing C-libraries, then?  
Rely on CPython to provide the binding? 

I think that progressing in the ctypes direction can happen in
parallel with Python-Core pythonifications.  Beeing able to make
C-library calls (like File-IO) without specialized intermediate C-code 
does seem like an important feature.


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