[Python-Dev] Changing Clinic's output

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Tue Jan 7 20:53:08 CET 2014


Several core developers a bit unhappy with the way Argument Clinic
currently scatters generated code into hand-written C modules. The
opinion is that it makes C files more confusing and annoying to
navigate through.

Several solutions have been proposed:
- move all generated code to separate C files, which would then be
  #included'd into the main module file

- gather all generated code to a single place in the C module file, for
  example near the end (Larry's "accumulator" idea)

- prefix all Clinic-generated lines with a recognizable marker, e.g.
  "/* AC */"

What do you think?



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