Future compatibility of the Python C API

Remco Gerlich scarblac-spamtrap at pino.selwerd.nl
Fri Apr 14 16:12:08 CEST 2000

Richard Brodie wrote in comp.lang.python:
> "Mark Hammond" <mhammond at skippinet.com.au> wrote in message
> news:q4FJ4.1198$1D.10037 at news-server.bigpond.net.au...
> > > My big concern is Python 3000- what are the odds
> > > that its C API will be backwards compatibility with Python 1.x?
> >
> > Not very good.  If it is a real problem, simply dont upgrade.  I would
> > however expect the changes to cause compiler errors that are simple to
> > fix - ie, very similar APIs, and unlikely to silently change behaviour.
> I suppose that someone out there is working on persuading SWIG to
> generate suitable wrapper code?

Since noone knows what Python 3000 is going to look like yet, that would be
very hard, wouldn't it? :)

Remco Gerlich,  scarblac at pino.selwerd.nl
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