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Title: abitype: Need better support to port C extension modules to the stable C API
Type: enhancement Stage: resolved
Components: Extension Modules Versions: Python 3.2
Status: closed Resolution: out of date
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List:, loewis, zach.ware
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2011-01-19 08:38 by, last changed 2022-04-11 14:57 by admin. This issue is now closed.

Messages (3)
msg126519 - (view) Author: Leo ( Date: 2011-01-19 08:38
I tried to port the extension module at to the stable C API using I gave up after the following exceptions:
- execption raised for missing PyVarObject_HEAD: this could be rixed by deleting a /* */ comment before. I think should properly skip comments rather than forcing the user to delete them.
- the xxxmodule.c on which hnjmodule.c is based, defines a PyObject Str_type wherr tp_basicsize is 0 rather than sizeof(XXX). This causes to raise a key error as '0' seems to be ignored by

Finally, I suggest to add to the source tree a boiler plate C module conforming to the stable API such as xxxmodule-stable-api.c. This would help creating extensions from scratch.
msg126798 - (view) Author: Martin v. Löwis (loewis) * (Python committer) Date: 2011-01-21 23:42
Notice that a boilerplate module is already available: xxlimited.c.
msg411894 - (view) Author: Zachary Ware (zach.ware) * (Python committer) Date: 2022-01-27 16:30
Tools/scripts/ hasn't seen much maintenance in 11 years, but it also seems not to have seen much use.  Patches would be accepted, but priority is low enough that I'm going to go ahead and close the issue.
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:57:11adminsetgithub: 55152
2022-01-27 16:30:38zach.waresetstatus: open -> closed

nosy: + zach.ware
messages: + msg411894

resolution: out of date
stage: resolved
2011-01-21 23:42:08loewissetnosy: loewis,
messages: + msg126798
2011-01-21 21:43:11r.david.murraysetnosy: + loewis
2011-01-19 08:38:46fhaxbox66@googlemail.comcreate