[Python-Dev] framer tool

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Mon, 05 Aug 2002 20:06:04 -0400

>   Jack> how does framer relate to modulator? Is it a replacement?
>   Jack> Should modulator be adapted to framer? (And, if so, who's
>   Jack> going to do it? :-)
> Framer could be a replacement for modulator.  The original impetus for
> framer came from Jim Fulton, who suggested that modulator be updated
> so that it could be used for C extension types.
> I thought that Zope-style interfaces would be a nice way to specify
> the signatures of the extension module and types.  Since modulator
> didn't handle the specifications or the new 2.2/2.3 features, I didn't
> really look at it.

Jeremy points out that framer's *output* is different.  I'd like to
mention that framer's *input* is also different; Modulator is  GUI
tool, framer reads .py files.

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