ANN: Pyrex 0.9.7
greg at cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Fri May 9 10:56:18 CEST 2008
Pyrex 0.9.7 is now available:
Highlights of this version:
* I have streamlined the integer for-loop syntax. Instead
of the loop variable redundantly appearing in two places,
it's now just
for x < i < y:
* If you declare a variable as a list or dict, then calls
to some of its methods will be compiled into type-specific
Python API calls instead of generic ones.
* Most built-in constants are referenced directly instead of
via dict lookup.
* There are two new builtin functions, typecheck() and
issubtype(), for checking the types of arguments more safely
(since isinstance and issubclass can be fooled).
What is Pyrex?
Pyrex is a language for writing Python extension modules.
It lets you freely mix operations on Python and C data, with
all Python reference counting and error checking handled
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