[Python-Dev] cffi in stdlib

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Tue Feb 26 17:32:56 CET 2013

Le Tue, 26 Feb 2013 17:13:44 +0200,
Maciej Fijalkowski <fijall at gmail.com> a écrit :
> Hello.
> I would like to discuss on the language summit a potential inclusion
> of cffi[1] into stdlib. This is a project Armin Rigo has been working
> for a while, with some input from other developers. It seems that the
> main reason why people would prefer ctypes over cffi these days is
> "because it's included in stdlib", which is not generally the reason I
> would like to hear. Our calls to not use C extensions and to use an
> FFI instead has seen very limited success with ctypes and quite a lot
> more since cffi got released. The API is fairly stable right now with
> minor changes going in and it'll definitely stablize until Python 3.4
> release.

Do you intend to actually maintain it inside the CPython repository?



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