Re: New Python bindings (was: Crash with Python bindings)

Subject: Re: New Python bindings (was: Crash with Python bindings)

Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2018 22:47:21 +0200

To: Justus Winter, David Bremner, W. Trevor King


From: Floris Bruynooghe

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!

> 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.

> The testsuite cannot depend on pulling stuff from the net simply because
> build servers typically do not have access to it.  That is a hard
> requirement.

Sure I understand that.  See another part of this thread on this though.

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