[Python-Dev] 3rd party developers: don't change your APIs when porting to Py3k! (but consider using ctypes)

zooko zooko at zooko.com
Tue Mar 18 02:40:25 CET 2008

I'm the maintainer of a few Python packages which wrap native C or C+ 
+ code.

At Pycon, I learned that PyPy and Jython support ctypes or have plans  
to do so in the near future.  I don't know about IronPython.

However, having CPython, PyPy, and Jython all supporting ctypes makes  
it the obvious choice for interfacing to native code in the future.


Zooko O'Whielacronx

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