[Python-Dev] PEP: Adding data-type objects to Python

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Thu Nov 2 07:09:12 CET 2006

Travis E. Oliphant schrieb:
>> 2. Should primitive type codes be characters or integers (from an enum) at
>> C level?
>>     - I prefer integers
>> 3. Should size be expressed in bits or bytes?
>>     - I prefer bits
> So, you want an integer enum for the "kind" and an integer for the 
> bitsize?   That's fine with me.
> One thing I just remembered.  We have T_UBYTE and T_BYTE, etc. defined 
> in structmember.h already.  Should we just re-use those #defines while 
> adding to them to make an easy to use interface for primitive types?

Notice that those type codes imply sizes, namely the platform sizes
(where "platform" always means "what the C compiler does"). So if
you want to have platform-independent codes as well, you shouldn't
use the T_ codes.


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