[Python-Dev] More feedback from script scape

Barry A. Warsaw barry@zope.com
Wed, 22 Aug 2001 18:53:05 -0400

>>>>> "PP" == Paul Prescod <paulp@ActiveState.com> writes:

    PP> Something else I heard at script scape is that for simple
    PP> extensions (wrappers around C code) Perl has not only caught
    PP> up to Python but surpassed it thanks to inline::C,
    PP> inline::Python etc. As soon as you move to doing anything
    PP> complicated with the interpreter internals, Python wins again,
    PP> but it still annoys me that Perl has leapfrogged us in
    PP> wrapping simplicity!

How about a PEP, Paul?!

I've no clue what inline::C or inline::Python do, and no time to learn
about it, but if you have a good grasp of them, try to think about how
those ideas might translate to Python.  A PEP on simplifying extension
writing would be welcome.