[Python-Dev] Consolidate stateful runtime globals

Benjamin Peterson benjamin at python.org
Wed Sep 6 12:42:29 EDT 2017

On Wed, Sep 6, 2017, at 03:14, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm a bit concerned about
> https://github.com/python/cpython/commit/76d5abc8684bac4f2fc7cccfe2cd940923357351
> My main gripe is that makes writing C code more tedious.  Simple C
> global variables such as "_once_registry" are now spelled
> "_PyRuntime.warnings.once_registry".  The most egregious example seems
> to be "_PyRuntime.ceval.gil.locked" (used to be simply "gil_locked").
> Granted, C is more verbose than Python, but it doesn't have to become
> that verbose.  I don't know about you, but when code becomes annoying
> to type, I tend to try and take shortcuts.

How often are you actually typing the names of runtime globals, though?

If you are using a globals, perhaps the typing time will allow you to
fully consider the gravity of the situation.

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