[Python-Dev] PyRun_* functions

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake@acm.org
Thu, 24 Apr 2003 16:09:41 -0400

wesley henwood writes:
 > How does one do this - make sure that they were created with the same lib?

Exactly.  This tends not to be a problem on Unix (though possible),
but isn't so rare on Windows.

 > Its seems that it would be a good enhancement to remove the FILE pointer 
 > parameter from these functions, and just use the file name.  For example, 
 > change PyRun_SimpleFile( FILE *fp, char *filename) to PyRun_SimpleFile(char 
 > *filename). Then no one would have to worry about the incompatibility.

That would be a loss of functionality -- these can currently work
with, for example, standard input.  That's currently required by the
interpreter's main program.


Fred L. Drake, Jr.  <fdrake at acm.org>
PythonLabs at Zope Corporation