Author terry.reedy
Recipients Marco Sulla, eryksun, steven.daprano, terry.reedy
Date 2020-03-04.04:45:16
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>  why a C extension apart and not a patch to `readline`?

Search "python ctypes vs c extension".  Multiple SO answers.  I believe speed and language competancy are big factors.  I don't think and stdlib modules use ctypes.
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