[Python-Dev] Developing/patching ctypes

Thomas Heller theller at python.net
Tue Mar 14 09:06:04 CET 2006

Neal Norwitz wrote:
> On 3/9/06, Thomas Heller <theller at python.net> wrote:
>> Would it be a solution to move the 'official' ctypes development into
>> Python SVN external/ctypes, or would this be considered abuse?  Another
>> location in SVN could be used as well, if external is though to contain
>> only vendor drops...
> Thomas,
> I'd be fine with the official ctypes repo being Python SVN.
> The attached patch fixes all the ctypes tests so they pass on amd64. 
> It also fixes several warnings.  I'm not sure what else to do with the
> patch.  Let me know how you want to handle these in the future.
> I'm not sure the patch is 100% correct.  You will need to decide what
> can be 64 bits and what can't.  I believe
> sq_{item,slice,ass_item,ass_slice} all need to use Py_ssize_t.  The
> types in ctypes.h may not require all the changes I made.  I don't
> know how you want to support older version, so I unconditionally
> changed the types to Py_ssize_t.
> n

Thanks, Neal, I'll look into that this night.
In the future I hope to have access to a amd64-linux system, and I'll try
to keep this stuff up-to-date myself.


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