[python-committers] Call For Participants For The 2016 Python Language Summit

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Thu Mar 3 12:17:02 EST 2016

On Thu, 3 Mar 2016 at 06:26 Victor Stinner <victor.stinner at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2016-03-03 13:40 GMT+01:00 Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com>:
> > Adding cffi (including its dependencies) to the standard library was
> > approved-in-principle a couple of years ago, and I believe the one
> > technical issue with a lack of support for ahead-of-time compilation
> > of the extension module has since been addressed, (...)
> Hum, I also recall vaguely a discussion about pycparser dependency of cffi.

Yep, the issue was pycparser which depended on PLY. At the time Alex Gaynor
said he and David Beazley were planning to fix a bunch of things in PLY and
that it would be best to hold off until PLY was cleaned up enough to go
into the stdlib. That obviously didn't happen. :)
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