[Python-Dev] Linker problems on Linux

Thomas Wouters thomas@xs4all.net
Sun, 16 Jul 2000 01:53:44 +0200

On Sun, Jul 16, 2000 at 12:56:33AM +0200, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:

> Right, there will have to be an exported API PyObject_Length() which
> then does nothing other than to call PyObject_Size(). There's an
> example of how this can be done in ceval.c (see the PyEval_CallObject()
> API).

Agreed. I've uploaded a patch that does this to SF. Someone please review it
and apply it if desired. I need to head to bed or I won't get breakfast in
bed tomorrow ;)

> Why hasn't anyone objected to simply dropping such an important
> API without proper backwards compatibility workaround ?

I claim naivete for myself ;-) I remember seeing the patch go past, and
wondering briefly if that wouldn't break binary compatibility. And I
remember thinking "Naah, they wouldn't have approved it if that was an
issue." :)

Green-ly y'rs,

Thomas Wouters <thomas@xs4all.net>

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