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[Python-Dev] Experiment an opt-in new C API for Python? (leave current API unchanged)

On Fri, Nov 9, 2018 at 4:33 PM Victor Stinner <vstinner at> wrote:

> It uses an opt-in option (Py_NEWCAPI define -- I'm not sure about the
> name) to get the new API. The current C API is unchanged.

While one can hope that this will be the only time the C API will be
revised, it may be better to number it instead of calling it "NEW". 20
years from now, it won't feel new anymore.
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