[Python-Dev] Calling Methods from Pythons C API with Keywords

Hrvoje Nikšić hrvoje.niksic at avl.com
Thu Jun 21 13:33:56 CEST 2007

On Wed, 2007-06-20 at 19:26 +0200, "Martin v. Löwis" wrote:
> As Hrvoje says: try python-list (aka comp.lang.python). If you don't
> get an answer, you didn't phrase your question interestingly enough,
> or nobody knows the answer, or nobody has the time to tell you.

The thing with comp.lang.python is that it is followed by a large number
of Python users, but a much smaller number of the C API users -- which
is only natural, since the group is about Python, not about C.  For most
users the Python/C API is an implementation detail which they never have
to worry about.

Futrhermore, questions about the C API often concern CPython
implementation details and so they don't feel like they would belong in
comp.lang.python.  As an experiment, it might make sense to open a
mailing list dedicated to the Python C API.  It could become a useful
support forum for extension writers (a group very useful to Python) and
maybe even a melting pot for new ideas regarding CPython, much like
comp.lang.python historically provided ideas for Python the language.

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