[Python-Dev] PyEval_Call* convenience functions
g.brandl at gmx.net
Fri Apr 24 20:59:01 CEST 2009
Tim Lesher schrieb:
> Is there a reason that the PyEval_CallFunction() and
> PyEval_CallMethod() convenience functions remain undocumented? (i.e.,
> would a doc-and-test patch to correct this be rejected?)
> I didn't see any mention of this coming up in python-dev before.
> Also, despite its name, PyEval_CallMethod() is quite useful for
> calling module-level functions or classes (given that it's just a
> PyObject_GetAttrString plus the implementation of
> PyEval_CallFunction). Is there any reason (beyond its undocumented
> status) to believe this use case would ever be deprecated?
FWIW, there's also PyObject_CallMethod(); all PyObject_Call* variants are
documented, but none of the PyEval_Call* functions are. I actually don't
know why we have two sets of these, with partially conflicting definitions;
perhaps someone else can shed some light?
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