[Python-Dev] ctypes is not an acceptable implementation strategy for modules in the standard library?

Trent Nelson trent at snakebite.org
Tue Nov 6 15:35:00 CET 2012

On Mon, Nov 05, 2012 at 03:36:00AM -0800, Victor Stinner wrote:
> I'm not sure that ctypes is always available (available on all platforms).

    Indeed.  Every non-x86 Snakebite platform has pretty serious issues
    with ctypes.  I spent a morning looking into one platform, Solaris
    10 on SPARC, and, after building the latest libffi from scratch, it
    failed more tests than that box chews amps.


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