[python-committers] Redoing the C API?

Antoine Pitrou antoine at python.org
Thu Mar 3 13:40:36 EST 2016

Le 03/03/2016 19:38, Brett Cannon a écrit :
> Ignoring the potential to crash the interpreter (I personally don't care
> but some do), is the maintenance issue we have with ctypes (or at least
> that's my hang-up with it). I think we still have not figured out what
> code we have patched and so no one has been willing to update to a newer
> version of libffi. I think Zachary looked into it and got some distance
> but never far enough to feel comfortable with trying to update things.
> But I thought CFFI's ABI in-line solution matched what ctypes did?

I think it does more or less, which is why precisely I would find it
gratuitous to deprecate ctypes.

As for the maintenance problem, ok, but we might end up with the same
problems with cffi (both rely on libffi after all).



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