[Python-Dev] PEP 384 status

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Mon Aug 30 23:17:17 CEST 2010

On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 12:30 AM, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
> On Aug 30, 2010, at 07:31 AM, Nick Coghlan wrote:
>>Since part of the point of PEP 384 is to support multiple versions of the C
>>runtime in a single process
> Is it?  That's certainly not explicit in the Rationale section of PEP 384.
> It seems to me that the PEP is all about inoculating extension builders from
> changes in Python's ABI across Python versions.  That's a worthy goal.  I'm
> not sure the same can be said about allowing multiple versions of the C
> runtime in a linked process.  But then I'm developing on Windows these days,
> and I think for all practical purposes, it's a moot point on *nix.

Yeah, I found the Rationale section a little lacking in that regard as
well. It was more of a description of the status quo rather than an
attempt to justify the proposed changes. The actual proposal and
benefits were down in the Linkage section.


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