[Python-Dev] Changing Clinic's output

Larry Hastings larry at hastings.org
Tue Jan 7 20:57:59 CET 2014

On 01/07/2014 11:53 AM, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> Hello,
> 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?

For what it's worth, I don't have a strong opinion about it.  I had the 
first one (separate files) working at one point, as as memory serves 
Guido he didn't like that approach and I should remove the feature.  I'm 
happy for Argument Clinic to do any/all/none of the above.

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