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

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Fri, 21 Jun 2002 21:41:00 +0200

Hamish Lawson wrote:
> 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.

Sounds like a plan :-)

BTW, this reminds me of the old idea to move that standard
lib into a package, eg. 'python'...

from python import time.

We should at least reserve such a name RSN so that we don't
run into problems later on.

Marc-Andre Lemburg
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