[Python-3000] pyvm module - low level interface to Python's VM

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Fri Nov 30 18:29:26 CET 2007

On Nov 30, 2007 1:58 AM, Dirkjan Ochtman <dirkjan at ochtman.nl> wrote:
> I was talking to the guys in #pypy (and I think some people from twisted
> were agreeing), who said that the whole _frame thing is not really an
> implementation detail, but a rather important interface. As such, I was
> thinking that maybe their underscore prefix should go...
> I don't know how hard it would be for Jython, IronPython et al. to
> support this kind of interface, but seeing as how something like
> zope.interface relies on it (and therefore all of Twisted, too, I
> think), it's kind of mandatory anyway.

Well I hate to say it again (over and over), but the hacks used by
those systems are all disgusting and they should not be encouraged by
giving the _getframe() API a higher status.

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

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