[Python-Dev] Provide a Python wrapper for any new C extension

Hamish Lawson hbl@st-andrews.ac.uk
Fri, 21 Jun 2002 20:31:27 +0100

One of the arguments put forward against renaming the existing time module 
to _time (as part of incorporating a pure-Python strptime function) is that 
it could break some builds. Therefore I'd suggest that it could be a useful 
principle for any C extension added in the future to the standard library 
to have an accompanying pure-Python wrapper that would be the one that 
client code would usually import.

Hamish Lawson