[Python-Dev] C99

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Sun Jun 5 22:52:52 EDT 2016

I'm not sure I meant that. But if I have a 3rd party extension that
compiles with 3.5 headers using C89, then it should still compile with
3.6 headers using C99. Also if I compile it for 3.5 and it only uses
the ABI it should still be linkable with 3.6.

On Sun, Jun 5, 2016 at 7:42 PM, Sturla Molden <sturla.molden at gmail.com> wrote:
> <tritium-list at sdamon.com> wrote:
>> 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?)
> I was simply pointing out that Guido's priority removes a lot of the
> usefulness of C99 at source level. I was not saying I disagreed. If we have
> to keep header files clean of C99 I think this proposal just adds clutter.
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