Python Questions - July 25, 2015

BartC bc at
Tue Jul 28 18:45:00 CEST 2015

On 28/07/2015 17:12, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Jul 2015 07:46 pm, BartC wrote:
>> (I'm still reeling from the size of that Anaconda download. Apparently
>> it contains a whole bunch of stuff, nothing to do with numpy, that I
>> don't need. But one of the listed packages was 'libffi', which is
>> puzzling. This library lets a C-like language call functions with
>> runtime-determined argument types. How would that be used in Python?)

Yes, I know (I was looking at it myself a few days ago for another 
project). But while it might be used for implementing some of Python's 
internals, I was wondering what it was doing in a user-level set of 
libraries, given that it's mostly a bunch of C code.

Perhaps they were just padding the list to make it look more impressive.


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