[Python-Dev] Compiling the Python sources with a C++ compiler (aCC)

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Tue Jun 29 14:03:31 EDT 2004

Paul Sheer <p at 2038bug.com> writes:

>> Neil Hodgson:
>>    I think it is unlikely that such a large patch and resulting C++
>> compatibility policy will be accepted.
>> Paul Svensson:
>> The Pythin sorces are written in C; that they fail to compile
>> when usung a compiler for a different language is a feature, not a bug.
> of course :-)
> however, most of the changes are good coding practice in any case.
> the rest are outright inconsistencies in the python source
> and ought to be fixed -
> for instance, the macros 'PyMODINIT_FUNC' and 'staticforward'
> are *not* used with consistency

Isn't staticforward a work around for broken compilers?  I'm not sure
how much brokeness in the compiler we want to live with.


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