On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 12:54 PM, Frank Wierzbicki
> >From weblog http://fwierzbicki.blogspot.com/2009/02/hoffstadters-law-and-jython-25.html
> Hoffstadter's Law states: "It always takes longer than you think, even
> when you consider Hoffstadter's Law."
> I thought by now I'd have a Jython 2.5 release, but alas I do not. I
> keep wanting to get just one more feature in, but I think the time has
> come to freeze things and get to release candidates. Most of 2.5 is
> quite solid, and it's time to get it out. I plan to put together what
> I think will be the last beta for Jython 2.5 this Friday.
> Some things are not going to make it in, for example I don't think
> ctypes will make it for 2.5.0. I looked over what we have so far and
> what I think it would take me to implement it, and I don't feel
> confident that I can really get it together as quickly as I would like
> and still feel sure it would be solid. My C skills are just a little
> too rusty to whip that together quickly. I may make ctypes my personal
> sprint target for PyCon 2009 since there will be lots of ctypes
> knowledge floating around, particularly from the PyPy folks whose
> ctypes work will make up a good chunk of Jython's support. I'm going
> to try to get modjy integrated into trunk, but if I don't make it by
> this Friday it will just have to stay separate for this release.
> Jythonc work has moved to the "clamp" project that Charlie Groves
> started on github. Hopefully we can get that together at the same time
> or shortly after 2.5.0 releases.
It's been hard to find time with Real Life, but I'm staying for
sprints and was looking to help out with ctypes support. I know C
I'd be more than happy to help while I'm there. FWIW, I've looked at
the actual ctypes module, and was heading down the path of
reimplementing that in Python and use jna to actually communicate to
the shared library... but looking at PyPy, they've done all the hard
work. What is that we need to expose? What needs to be written?
BTW, I won't be offended if you tell me to jump off a bridge...
especially since I haven't helped since last time.