Re: New Python bindings

Subject: Re: New Python bindings

Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2018 00:29:56 +0200

To: Floris Bruynooghe, David Bremner, W. Trevor King


From: Justus Winter

Floris Bruynooghe <> writes:

> On Wed, Mar 21 2018, Justus Winter wrote:
>> Floris Bruynooghe <> writes:
>>> This is exactly what I have fixed in my alternative bindings which I
>>> created around the end of last year [0].  So we do have an idea of how
>>> to fix this, at the time I said I do believe that it's possible to also
>>> do this for the existing bindings even though it is a lot of work.
>>> After some talking between dkg and me we got to a way forward which
>>> proposed this, but I must admit that after messing a little with getting
>>> a pytest run integrated into the notmuch test-suite instead of using tox
>>> I lost momentum on the project and didn't advance any further.
>> I'm sorry that I didn't speak up when you announced your work.  I'm
>> actually excited about a new set of bindings for Python.  I agree with
>> using cffi.  I briefly looked at the code, and I believe it is much
>> nicer than what we currently have.
> Nice to hear, thanks!

Thanks for all the work :)

>> I trust that it works fine with Python 3, does it?
> The version I made so far *only* works on Python 3.  Mostly because it
> was easier, but it also allows some API niceties.

Reasonable choice.  Which versions of Python 3 are supported?  I am also
writing bindings and I am wondering which versions to target.

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