[Python-Dev] python code in argument clinic annotations

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Thu Jan 16 20:55:56 CET 2014

Am 16.01.2014 20:46, schrieb Yury Selivanov:
> Guido,
> On Thursday, January 16, 2014, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org
> <mailto:guido at python.org>> wrote:
>     On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 11:15 AM, Yury Selivanov
>     <yselivanov.ml at gmail.com <javascript:;>> wrote:
>     > The whole discussion of whether clinic should write its output
>     > right in the source file (buffered or not), or in a separate sidefile,
>     > started because we currently cannot run the clinic during the build
>     > process, since it’s written in python.
>     But that's why the output is checked in. It's the same with the parser
>     IIRC. (And yes, there's a bootstrap issue -- but that's solved by
>     using an older Python version.)
>     > But what if, at some point, someone implements the Tools/clinic.py in
>     > pure C, so that integrating it directly in the build process will be
>     > possible?  In this case, the question is — should we use python code
>     > in the argument clinic DSL?
>     >
>     > If we keep it strictly declarative, then, at least, we’ll have this
>     > possibility in the future.
>     Sounds like a pretty unlikely scenario. Why would you implement clinic in C?
> Unlikely, yes.

About as unlikely as switching the Python sources to C++ and using templates
to implement a Clinic-like DSL :)


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