[Python-Dev] #ifdef __cplusplus?

Alexander Belopolsky alexander.belopolsky at gmail.com
Fri Jan 2 08:51:13 CET 2009

On Fri, Jan 2, 2009 at 2:26 AM, Adam Olsen <rhamph at gmail.com> wrote:
> Compiling as C++ is too obscure of a feature to warrant uglifying the
> code.

Malloc casts may be hard to defend, but most of python code base
already has them, there is little to be gained from having these casts
in some places and not others.  There are other design flaws that a
C++ compiler may help to catch.  Two examples that come to mind are
use of void* where a typed pointer is a better match and declaring
external functions in .c file instead of including an appropriate
header.  In most cases keeping in mind compliance with C++ leads to
better design, not to uglier code.

With respect to the OP's issue, I have added another patch to
http://bugs.python.org/issue4805 .

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