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

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

Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2018 00:10:32 +0200

To: Brian May,


From: Floris Bruynooghe

On Wed, Mar 28 2018, Brian May wrote:

> Justus Winter <> 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.
> I can into this thread late. However, my priorities for python bindings
> would be:
> * I don't care about anything less then Python 3.5.
> * Reliable Python 3.6 support important.
> * Packages should be available from

Well, the 1st two should already be covered on my branch.  There's obviously
still room for improvement.
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