[python-committers] Redoing the C API?

Antoine Pitrou antoine at python.org
Thu Mar 3 13:04:08 EST 2016


Le 03/03/2016 18:58, Eric Snow a écrit :
>> It is doing fine as an external library, but if something as radical as
>> heavily trimming back and/or rewriting the C API occurs then having CFFI in
>> the stdlib to evolve with the internal C changes makes sense. I think that's
>> where the thought of pulling CFFI in the stdlib stems from.
> 
> At least part of the motivation was to deprecate/remove ctypes and
> replace it in the stdlib with CFFI.

Why would that be desirable again? ctypes works perfectly fine and cffi
isn't better for its core use case (runtime binding of C libraries).

Regards

Antoine.


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