[Python-Dev] from tuples to immutable dicts

Brett Cannon bac@OCF.Berkeley.EDU
Sun, 24 Nov 2002 16:52:33 -0800 (PST)

[Martin v. Loewis]

> Brett Cannon <bac@OCF.Berkeley.EDU> writes:
> > > where fields is a list of (name,doc) tuples. The resulting thing would
> > > be similar to os.stat_result: you need to call it with the mandatory
> >                                     ^^^^^^^
> > You meant "can", right, Martin?
> Probably an English-language issue: If you call it, the mandatory
> fields must be present as positional arguments (i.e. you can't call it
> and omit mandatory fields, or pass them as keyword arguments).

Yeah, that is what I thought you meant.

> > I think the idea is good if you can get it to tie directly into C code.
> > That would get a +1 from me.  If not, then +0.
> What means to "tie into C code" here?

Somehow being able to use this setup with C extensions; possibly as a
direct hook into actual C structs with minimal Python objection conversion
fuss.  So setting values in the structseq could somehow alter the
underlying C struct directly.  That is what I took away from one of your
earlier comments.