[Python-ideas] socket module: plain stuples vs named tuples

Chris Barker chris.barker at noaa.gov
Wed Jul 5 14:55:20 EDT 2017

On Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 8:04 PM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:

> As context for anyone not familiar with the time module precedent that
> Guido mentioned, we have a C level `PyStructSequence` that provides
> some of the most essential namedtuple features, but not all of them:
> https://github.com/python/cpython/blob/master/Objects/structseq.c
> So there's potentially a case to be made for:
> 1. Including the struct sequence header from "Python.h" and making it
> part of the stable ABI
> 2. Documenting it in the C API reference

+1 -- I was just thinking this morning that a C-level named tuple would be

And certainly better than re-implementing it in various places it is needed.

Would there be any benefit in making a C implementation available from



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