[Python-Dev] Use of Cython

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Wed Aug 8 07:30:32 EDT 2018

On Wed, 08 Aug 2018 12:44:50 +0200
Matěj Cepl <mcepl at cepl.eu> wrote:
> On 2018-08-06, 15:13 GMT, Stefan Behnel wrote:
> > Not sure I understand this correctly, but I think we're on the 
> > same page here: writing test code in C is cumbersome, writing 
> > test code in a mix of C and Python across different files is 
> > aweful. And making it difficult to write or even just review 
> > test code simply means that people will either waste their 
> > precious contribution time on it, or try to get around it.  
> I was thinking about the same when porting M2Crypto to py3k 
> (M2Crypto is currently swig-based mix of C-code and Python). Is 
> it even possible to make a mix of Cython, swig-based C, and 
> Python? In the end I rather stayed with plain C, because the 
> combination seems unimaginably awful.

I'm not sure why anyone would want to use swig nowadays.

> (Also, is Cython the best of all of them? What about cffi or 
> Nuitka?)

This sounds like comparing apples to oranges.



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