[Python-Dev] PEP 0404 and VS 2010

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Thu Nov 21 13:45:37 CET 2013

On 21 November 2013 21:31,  <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> Quoting Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com>:
>> Another alternative I'd prefer to an ABI version bump: backporting the "C
>> runtime independence" aspects of the stable ABI to Python 2.7.
> P.S. Thinking about this, there are some issues. The "restricted API"
> hides the object layout of all objects, in particular of type objects.
> Adding the PEP 384 API (PyType_FromSpec) might be a bit heavy for 2.7.
> So it might by better to provide a "py27compat.dll" instead which does
> not hide the structures (as they won't change during the remaining life
> of 2.7), but only hides any APIs and macros that directly expose CRT
> functionality.

Yep, that's what I meant by backporting just the "C runtime
independence" aspects - there's no reason to backport the version
independence features, since we're not planning to do another Python
2.x ABI bump anyway.


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