[pypy-dev] Questions on the pypy+numpy project

Maciej Fijalkowski fijall at gmail.com
Mon Oct 17 18:13:12 CEST 2011

On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 6:01 PM, Stefan Behnel <stefan_ml at behnel.de> wrote:
> Maciej Fijalkowski, 17.10.2011 17:46:
>> - pypy's numpy *will* integrate in some sort of way with existing
>> C/fortran libraries, but this way *will* be different than current
>> CPython C API. It's really just too hard to get both.
> Why reinvent yet another wheel when you could make Cython a common language
> to write extensions and wrapper code for both? Even if that requires a few
> feature restrictions for Cython users or adaptations to their code to keep
> it portable, it's still better than forcing users into a complete vendor
> lock-in on both sides.

Yeah, agreed.

We don't have a C API at all and it's unlikely we'll implement
something yet-completely-different. Cython is definitely very high on
the list of things to consider for "a reasonable FFI".


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