[Python-3000] how about switching to a preprocessor? (Re: A better way to initialize PyTypeObject)
fredrik at pythonware.com
Sat Dec 2 17:12:47 CET 2006
Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk wrote:
> "Guido van Rossum" <guido at python.org> writes:
>> - Can't we require a C99 compiler and use C99 struct initialization?
>> Then the table lines could look like
>> tp_new = Noddy_new,
>> tp_init = Noddy_init,
> The C99 syntax is:
> .tp_new = Noddy_new,
> .tp_init = Noddy_init,
I'm beginning to wonder if a preprocessor isn't the right way to get
around both the syntax issues related to type objects, and also a bunch
of other issues that keep cropping up if you're doing serious extension
development (better code generation for ParseTuple is one of those). a
preprocessor would also give us more leeway to tweak the Python/C glue
layer in future releases.
if done right, the preprocessor would only be required during module
development; not by people building C extensions.
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