Porting the 2-3 heap data-structure library from C to Python

Hrvoje Niksic hniksic at xemacs.org
Sun Mar 11 02:03:47 CET 2012


Stefan Behnel <stefan_ml at behnel.de> writes:

>> which is the standard way of extending Python with high-performance
>> (and/or system-specific) C code.
>
> Well, it's *one* way.  Certainly not the easiest way, neither the most
> portable and you'll have a hard time making it the fastest.

I didn't say it was easy, but standard, in the sense of documented in
Python documentation.  Python/C is as portable as Python itself, and as
fast as the platform allows.  I understand your desire to promote
Cython, but please stop resorting to FUD in doing so.



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