[pypy-dev] Does/will pypy support cpython's c extension modules?

James Matthews nytrokiss at gmail.com
Tue Jan 30 02:54:29 CET 2007


Thats life eh?

On 1/29/07, Neal Becker <ndbecker2 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Sean Lynch wrote:
>
> > Please no. Porting modules to ctypes is well worth the effort because
> > then they will work with Jython and IronPython as well as CPython and
> > PyPy. IMHO the CPython extension API is the "wrong" way to extend Python
> > and has been since the beginning, not least because it assumes
> > implementation details of the interpreter like reference counting,
> > object layout, etc.
>
> I have tons of code using boost::python.  Wouldn't it be a lot of work to
> port to ctypes?  I'm guessing, it's basically a complete rewrite.
>
> > James Matthews wrote:
> >> Why not if Cpython can then pypy can !
> >>
> >> On 1/23/07, Simon Burton <simon at arrowtheory.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Not likely.
> >>>
> >>> Simon.
> >>>
> >>> On Tue, 23 Jan 2007 15:29:00 -0500
> >>> Neal Becker <ndbecker2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> > Subject says it all.  Will I be able to use my existing c (c++
> >>> actually)
> >>> > modules?
> >>> >
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