[Python-ideas] PEP: Hide implementation details in the C API

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Tue Jul 11 08:36:10 EDT 2017

On 11 July 2017 at 11:19, Victor Stinner <victor.stinner at gmail.com> wrote:
> XXX should we abandon the stable ABI? Never really used by anyone.

Please don't. On Windows, embedding Python is a pain because a new
version of Python requires a recompile (which isn't ideal for apps
that just want to optionally allow Python scripting, for example).
Also, the recent availability of the embedded distribution on Windows
has opened up some opportunities and I've been using the stable ABI

It's not the end of the world if we lose it, but I'd rather see it
retained (or better still, enhanced).


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