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Author serhiy.storchaka
Recipients loewis, ned.deily, python-dev, serhiy.storchaka, steve.dower, tim.golden, zach.ware
Date 2016-12-27.09:36:41
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It is not good that the script removes existing names and adds non-existing names. It is safe to remove names that don't exist in all releases starting from 3.2.0.

1. PyCFunction_New shouldn't be removed in maintained releases. This name is exported, but is unlikely used by third-party code. It can be removed in separate issue, and only in 3.7.

2. PyCmpWrapper_Type shouldn't be added. It is not defined in 3.x.

3. _PyTrash_destroy_chain and like should not be removed for compatibility with 3.2.0-3.2.3.

4. _PyBytes_DecodeEscape shouldn't be added. It is private.

5. Exporting Py_hexdigits looks doubtful. This constant was added for internal use (like _Py_SwappedOp). Unlikely it is used in third-party code. Not attributing it as private looks an error.

6. _Py_TrueStruct shouldn't be removed. It is used in the Py_True macro.

7. *_SizeT names shouldn't be removed. They are used when PY_SSIZE_T_CLEAN is defined before including Python.h (recommended).

8. I think that rather than adding PyODict_Type to limited API, PyODict_Check and PyODict_CheckExact should be excluded from limited API (see issue29058). They never worked in limited API. Note that PyDict_Type as well as other types are not included in limited API. We can consider exposing PyODict_Check and PyODict_CheckExact as functions in limited API in 3.7, but this is other issue.

As for PyArg_VaParse and PyArg_VaParseTupleAndKeywords see issue11626. Seems they were excluded from limited API by mistake.

I suggest first fix errors in python3.def, remove non-existing names, add new names, and only after this add the ability of generating it if it doesn't break python3.def.
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