[Python-Dev] libffi inclusion in python

Benjamin Peterson benjamin at python.org
Thu Apr 18 14:47:17 CEST 2013

2013/4/18 Maciej Fijalkowski <fijall at gmail.com>:
> Hi
> 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.

IIRC, it had (has?) some custom windows patches, which no one knows
whether they're relevant or not.

I personally would love to see all libraries that we have copies of in
the repo killed.


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