[Python-Dev] Missing functions [Was: Re: Experiment an opt-in new C API for Python? (leave current API unchanged)]
On 11/21/18 4:11 PM, Mat?j Cepl wrote:
> On 2018-11-21, 14:54 GMT, Benjamin Peterson wrote:
>> In Python 3, there is no underlying FILE* because the io
>> module is implemented using fds directly rather than C stdio.
> OK, so the proper solution is to kill all functions which expect
This has another side to it: there are file-like objects that aren't
backed by FILE*. In most case, being a "real" file is an unnecessary
distinction, like that between the old `int` vs. `long`. "Fits in the
machine register" is a detail from a level below Python, and so is "the
kernel treats this as a file".
Of course, this is not how C libraries work -- so, sadly, it makes
wrappers harder to write. And a perfect solution might require adding
more generic I/O to the C library.
> and if you are anal retentive about stability of API, then
> you have to fake it by creating FILE structure around the
> underlying fd handler as I did in M2Crypto, right?
Yes, AFAIK that is the least bad solution.
I did something very similar here: