[Python-Dev] C99

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Python-Dev [mailto:python-dev-bounces+tritium-
> list=sdamon.com at python.org] On Behalf Of Sturla Molden
> Sent: Sunday, June 5, 2016 10:29 PM
> To: python-dev at python.org
> Subject: Re: [Python-Dev] C99
> Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> > I'm talking about 3rd party extensions. Those may require source
> > compatibility with older Python versions. All I'm asking for is to not
> > require source-level use of C99 features.
> This of course removes a lot of its usefulness. E.g. macros cannot be
> replaced by inline functions, as header files must still be plain C89.
> Sturla Molden

I share Guido's priority there - source compatibility is more important than
smoothing a few of C's rough edges.  Maybe the next breaking change release
this should be considered (python 4000... python 5000?)

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