[Python-3000] Modules with Dual Python/C Implementations

Thomas Wouters thomas at python.org
Tue Dec 12 01:06:55 CET 2006

On 12/11/06, Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> Brett Cannon wrote:
> > It has been suggested we actually
> > ditch the C version since we only want to maintain one version and the
> > Python version can be used by alternative Python implementations.
> Then we would lose all the speed advantages that were
> presumably thought important when the C version was
> created in the first place.
> I say stop worrying and ditch the Python version. An
> alternative Python implementation is going to have to
> provide implementations of all the existing C-only
> modules. A few more isn't going to kill it.

Except, of course, when the Python versions has features the C version does
not (thinking specifically of StringIO and unicode here.)

Thomas Wouters <thomas at python.org>

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