[Python-3000] Ctypes as cross-interpreter C calling interface

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Mon Aug 14 17:31:31 CEST 2006

After thinking about it some more, IMO for most purposes ctypes is
really quite sub-optimal. I think it would make more sense to work on
Parrot support for Python. Sure, in the short term  ctypes is more
practical than Parrot -- in its most recent incarnation, the latter
doesn't even list Python as a supported language -- a regression from
last year when Python support was among the best. But in the long
term, Parrot (like .NET or Jython do in other contexts) offers
cross-language interoperability, and perhaps even (like .NET and
Jython) automatic generation of wrappers.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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