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