[Python-Dev] Collection of typedefs for integral types

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake@beopen.com
Thu, 6 Jul 2000 16:56:21 -0400 (EDT)

Tim Peters writes:
 > I'm in favor of (as Trent Mick once suggested) getting exactly as insane as
 > C9X:  they thought hard about this, and came up with a whole slew of new
 > symbolic names for the roles integral types play.  We make typedefs of the
 > same names (well, for as many as we actually *need*) but with Py_ in front
 > of them.  In time, as C9X takes over the world, the platform-#ifdef infested
 > section of pyport.h declaring them actually *shrinks*, as more & more
 > platforms support typedef'ing to the std C9X-defined names.

  Hey, if you're happy with C9X, I am too.  What I've read about it
made me almost think C had a future.  But I'd still rather hack in
Python.  ;)


Fred L. Drake, Jr.  <fdrake at beopen.com>
BeOpen PythonLabs Team Member