[Python-Dev] from tuples to immutable dicts
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