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

Jean-Paul Calderone exarkun at divmod.com
Mon Aug 14 17:33:48 CEST 2006

On Mon, 14 Aug 2006 08:31:31 -0700, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
>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.

This is a joke, right?


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