[Python-Dev] beta1 coming real soon

Ronald Oussoren ronaldoussoren at mac.com
Fri Jun 9 18:24:30 CEST 2006

On 9-jun-2006, at 17:34, Thomas Heller wrote:

> The other question is about feature freeze on external libraries.
> Is it strictly forbidden to add new features in ctypes during the
> (Python) beta period?

Now that you mention the feature freeze...

The tools that generate the Carbon bindings on OSX (that is most of  
Mac/Modules) currently process the Universal Headers, which are  
basically the OS9 SDK. I'm contemplating modifying them to use the  
system headers instead, which would make it possible to update the  
Carbon bindings and support API features that were introduced in OSX.  
It is however rather unlikely that I'll manage to finish this before  
beta1 is out.

How hard is the feature freeze? Would it be possible to update the  
Carbon bindings after beta1? Given Apple's focus on backward  
compatibility the update should only add new functionality, not  
remove existing functions/types.


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