[Python-Dev] Let's update CObject API so it is safe and regular!
hrvoje.niksic at avl.com
Fri Apr 3 09:59:24 CEST 2009
Larry Hastings wrote:
>> If we're adding type information, then please make it a Python object
>> rather than a C string. That way the creator and the consumer can use
>> a richer API to query the "type", such as by calling its methods or by
>> inspecting it in some other way.
> I'm not writing my patch that way; it would be too cumbersome for what
> is ostensibly an easy, light-weight API. If you're going that route
> you might as well create a real PyTypeObject for the blob you're
> passing in.
Well, that's exactly the point, given a PyObject* tag, you can add any
kind of type identification you need, including some Python type. (It
is assumed that the actual pointer you're passing is not a PyObject
itself, of course, otherwise you wouldn't need PyCObject at all.)
I have no desire to compete with your patch, it was a suggestion for
(what I see as) improvement.
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