[Python-Dev] Compiler used to build Python for Windows

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Wed Mar 12 01:09:31 CET 2008


Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> To implement such a system, you need to get all ABI dependencies out
> of the header files; this includes the structure layouts in particular.

That could hurt the performance of some things. Macros
like PyList_GET_ITEM etc. rely on knowing about struct
layouts to get at things quickly.

-- 
Greg


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