[pypy-dev] offtopic, ontopic, ...

Maciej Fijalkowski fijall at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 10:50:57 CET 2012

On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 11:48 AM, Antonio Cuni <anto.cuni at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 02/14/2012 10:41 AM, Amaury Forgeot d'Arc wrote:
>>    Seriously - we control the code on both sides. I think the
>> possibilities
>>    are endless.
>> Why only think in terms of C code then? The best API pypy offers so far
>> is written in RPython - space operations, type definitions, and external C
>> calls.
>> The "only" missing part is to allow this in a separately compiled module.
> yes, I agree with amaury. My proposal was just "a dirty hack" to make things
> working in the short term.
> In the long run, I think that the best for pypy would be either an rpython
> backend or the python+ctypes backend which Romain began. Or, possibly, a
> python+_ffi backend in case ctypes is too slow (and once _ffi is powerful
> enough to substitute ctypes entirely).
> ciao,
> Anto

The thing is noone seriously works on the cython's pypy backend, so
the dirty hacks seem like a very good solution short-to-mid term.

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