[Python-Dev] Issue #23903 - stable API is incomplete

Steve Dower steve.dower at python.org
Wed Dec 21 12:14:47 EST 2016

There's a difference between "private", "stable for 3.x" and "stable for all 3" though. It's the third category that's getting too many functions added without due consideration.

Top-posted from my Windows Phone

-----Original Message-----
From: "Victor Stinner" <victor.stinner at gmail.com>
Sent: ‎12/‎21/‎2016 8:40
To: "Nathaniel Smith" <njs at pobox.com>
Cc: "Steve Dower" <steve.dower at python.org>; "Serhiy Storchaka" <storchaka at gmail.com>; "Python Dev" <python-dev at python.org>
Subject: Re: [Python-Dev] Issue #23903 - stable API is incomplete

2016-12-21 17:21 GMT+01:00 Nathaniel Smith <njs at pobox.com>:
> It sounds like the opt-out approach isn't working very well, and maybe an
> opt-in approach should be considered instead? I recognize that the way C
> headers work makes this difficult, but it seems like something needs to
> change.

I proposed something different:
"Python 3.7: remove all private C functions from the Python C API?"

Create subdirectories in Include/ to define private functions in
different files.

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