[Python-Dev] Missing functions [Was: Re: Experiment an opt-in new C API for Python? (leave current API unchanged)]
On Wed, Nov 21, 2018, at 06:53, Mat?j Cepl wrote:
> On 2018-11-19, 11:59 GMT, Stefan Krah wrote:
> > In practice people desperately *have* to use whatever is
> > there, including functions with underscores that are not even
> > officially in the C-API.
> Yes, there are some functions which evaporated and I have never
> heard a reason why and how I am supposed to overcome their
> removal. E.g., when porting M2Crypto to Python3 I had to
> reimplement my own (bad) version of `FILE*
> PyFile_AsFile(PyObject *pyfile)` function
> (https://is.gd/tgQGDw). I think it is obvious why it is
> necessary for C bindings, and I have never found a way how to
> get the underlying FILE handle from the Python File object
In Python 3, there is no underlying FILE* because the io module is implemented using fds directly rather than C stdio.