[Python-Dev] libffi inclusion in python

Maciej Fijalkowski fijall at gmail.com
Thu Apr 18 13:41:45 CEST 2013


libffi has bugs sometimes (like this
http://bugs.python.org/issue17580). Now this is a thing that upstream
fixes really quickly, but tracking down issues on bugs.python.org is
annoying (they never get commited as quickly as the upstream). is
there a good reason why cpython has it's own copy of libffi? I
understand historical reasons, but PyPy gets along relying on the
system library, so maybe we can kill the inclusion.


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