[Python-3000] PEP 3123: Making PyObject_HEAD conform to standard C (Was: Dropping PyObject_HEAD)

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Sun Apr 29 21:56:58 CEST 2007


On 4/29/07, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> > Are we going to have a preference over PyObject_HEAD or defining the
> > struct field directly?
>
> That is an open issue. PyObject_HEAD clearly is more
> backwards-compatible. However (besides its current non-C-conformance),
> I never liked it, because of the missing semicolon (I thought it
> confuses Emacs, but can't reproduce the problem anymore, though -
> perhaps it did confuse Emacs in the past?)
>
> So I personally would phase it out for style reasons, but others
> may think differently; if I hear opinions in either direction,
> I'm happy to code them into the PEP.
>

I say phase out the macro.

-Brett


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