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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 0.29.6, Package name: py27-cython-0.29.6, Maintainer: pkgsrc-users

The Cython language makes writing C extensions for the Python language
as easy as Python itself. Cython is a source code translator based on
the well-known Pyrex, but supports more cutting edge functionality and

The Cython language is very close to the Python language (and most
Python code is also valid Cython code), but Cython additionally supports
calling C functions and declaring C types on variables and class
attributes. This allows the compiler to generate very efficient C code
from Cython code.

This makes Cython the ideal language for writing glue code for external
C libraries, and for fast C modules that speed up the execution of
Python code.

Required to run:
[devel/py-setuptools] [lang/python27]

Required to build:

Master sites:

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   2019-02-28 09:56:04 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (2) | Package updated
Log message:
py-cython: updated to 0.29.6


Bugs fixed

* Fix a crash when accessing the __kwdefaults__ special attribute of
  fused functions.

* Fix the parsing of buffer format strings that contain numeric sizes, which
  could lead to incorrect input rejections.

* Avoid a C #pragma in old gcc versions that was only added in GCC 4.6.
  Patch by Michael Anselmi.

* Auto-encoding of Unicode strings to UTF-8 C/C++ strings failed in Python 3,
  even though the default encoding there is UTF-8.
   2019-02-09 18:20:03 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (2) | Package updated
Log message:
py-cython: updated to 0.29.5

Bugs fixed
* Crash when defining a Python subclass of an extension type and repeatedly calling
  a cpdef method on it.
* Compiler crash when prange() loops appear inside of with-statements.
* Some C compiler warnings were resolved.
* Python conversion of C++ enums failed in 0.29.
   2019-02-05 12:51:33 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (2) | Package updated
Log message:
py-cython: updated to 0.29.4

Bugs fixed
* Division of numeric constants by a runtime value of 0 could fail to raise a
   2019-01-21 13:15:28 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (2) | Package updated
Log message:
py-cython: updated to 0.29.3

Bugs fixed
* Some C code for memoryviews was generated in a non-deterministic order.
* C89 compatibility was accidentally lost since 0.28.
* A C compiler cast warning was resolved.
* An compilation failure with complex numbers under MSVC++ was resolved.
* Coverage reporting could fail when modules were moved around after the build.
   2018-12-15 21:56:50 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (2) | Package updated
Log message:
py-cython: updated to 0.29.2

Bugs fixed
* The code generated for deduplicated constants leaked some references.
* The declaration of sigismember() in libc.signal was corrected.
* Crashes in compiler and test runner were fixed.
* A C compiler warning about an invalid safety check was resolved.
   2018-11-24 16:33:06 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (2) | Package updated
Log message:
py-cython: updated to 0.29.1


Bugs fixed

* Extensions compiled with MinGW-64 under Windows could misinterpret integer
  objects larger than 15 bit and return incorrect results.

* Cython no longer requires the source to be writable when copying its data
  into a memory view slice.

* Line tracing of try-statements generated invalid C code.

* When using the warn.undeclared directive, Cython's own code generated
  warnings that are now fixed.

* Cython's memoryviews no longer require strides for setting the shape field
  but only the PyBUF_ND flag to be set.

* Some C compiler warnings about unused memoryview code were fixed.

* A C compiler warning about implicit signed/unsigned conversion was fixed.

* Assignments to C++ references returned by operator[] could fail to compile.

* The power operator and the support for NumPy math functions were fixed
  in Pythran expressions.

* Signatures with memory view arguments now show the expected type
  when embedded in docstrings.

* Some from ... cimport ... constructs were not correctly considered
  when searching modified dependencies in cythonize() to decide
  whether to recompile a module.

* A struct field type in the cpython.array declarations was corrected.
  Patch by John Kirkham.
   2018-10-23 20:04:52 by Jonathan Perkin | Files touched by this commit (1)
Log message:
py-cython: Fix tool.mk to catch-up with cython rename.
   2018-10-15 10:21:03 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (5) | Package updated
Log message:
py-cython: updated to 0.29


Features added
PEP-489 multi-phase module initialisation has been enabled again. Module reloads \ 
in other subinterpreters raise an exception to prevent corruption of the static \ 
module state.
A set of mypy compatible PEP-484 declarations were added for Cython’s C data \ 
types to integrate with static analysers in typed Python code. They are \ 
available in the Cython/Shadow.pyi module and describe the types in the special \ 
cython module that can be used for typing in Python code.
Memoryviews are supported in PEP-484/526 style type declarations.
@cython.nogil is supported as a C-function decorator in Python code.
Raising exceptions from nogil code will automatically acquire the GIL, instead \ 
of requiring an explicit with gil block.
C++ functions can now be declared as potentially raising both C++ and Python \ 
exceptions, so that Cython can handle both correctly.
cython.inline() supports a direct language_level keyword argument that was \ 
previously only available via a directive.
A new language level name 3str was added that mostly corresponds to language \ 
level 3, but keeps unprefixed string literals as type ‘str’ in both Py2 and \ 
Py3, and the builtin ‘str’ type unchanged. This will become the default in \ 
the next Cython release and is meant to help user code a) transition more easily \ 
to this new default and b) migrate to Python 3 source code semantics without \ 
making support for Python 2.x difficult.
In CPython 3.6 and later, looking up globals in the module dict is almost as \ 
fast as looking up C globals.
For a Python subclass of an extension type, repeated method calls to \ 
non-overridden cpdef methods can avoid the attribute lookup in Py3.6+, which \ 
makes them 4x faster.
(In-)equality comparisons of objects to integer literals are faster.
Some internal and 1-argument method calls are faster.
Modules that cimport many external extension types from other Cython modules \ 
execute less import requests during module initialisation.
Constant tuples and slices are deduplicated and only created once per module.
The coverage plugin considers more C file extensions such as .cc and .cxx.
The cythonize command accepts compile time variable values (as set by DEF) \ 
through the new -E option.
pyximport can import from namespace packages.
Some missing numpy and CPython C-API declarations were added.
Declarations for the pylifecycle C-API functions were added in a new .pxd file \ 
The Pythran support was updated to work with the latest Pythran 0.8.7
%a is included in the string formatting types that are optimised into f-strings. \ 
In this case, it is also automatically mapped to %r in Python 2.x.
New C macro CYTHON_HEX_VERSION to access Cython’s version in the same style as \ 
Constants in libc.math are now declared as const to simplify their handling.
An additional check_size clause was added to the ctypedef class name \ 
specification to allow suppressing warnings when importing modules with \ 
backwards-compatible PyTypeObject size changes.

Bugs fixed
The exception handling in generators and coroutines under CPython 3.7 was \ 
adapted to the newly introduced exception stack. Users of Cython 0.28 who want \ 
to support Python 3.7 are encouraged to upgrade to 0.29 to avoid potentially \ 
incorrect error reporting and tracebacks.
Crash when importing a module under Stackless Python that was built for CPython.
2-value slicing of typed sequences failed if the start or stop index was None.
Multiplied string literals lost their factor when they are part of another \ 
constant expression (e.g. ‘x’ * 10 + ‘y’ => ‘xy’).
String formatting with the ‘%’ operator didn’t call the special __rmod__() \ 
method if the right side is a string subclass that implements it.
The directive language_level=3 did not apply to the first token in the source file.
Overriding cpdef methods did not work in Python subclasses with slots. Note that \ 
this can have a performance impact on calls from Cython code.
Fix declarations of builtin or C types using strings in pure python mode.
Generator expressions and lambdas failed to compile in @cfunc functions.
Global names with const types were not excluded from star-import assignments \ 
which could lead to invalid C code.
Several internal function signatures were fixed that lead to warnings in gcc-8.
The numpy helper functions set_array_base() and get_array_base() were adapted to \ 
the current numpy C-API recommendations.
Some NumPy related code was updated to avoid deprecated API usage.
Several C++ STL declarations were extended and corrected.
C lines of the module init function were unconditionally not reported in \ 
exception stack traces.
When PEP-489 support is enabled, reloading the module overwrote any static \ 
module state. It now raises an exception instead, given that reloading is not \ 
actually supported.
Object-returning, C++ exception throwing functions were not checking that the \ 
return value was non-null.
The source file encoding detection could get confused if the c_string_encoding \ 
directive appeared within the first two lines.
Cython generated modules no longer emit a warning during import when the size of \ 
the NumPy array type is larger than what was found at compile time. Instead, \ 
this is assumed to be a backwards compatible change on NumPy side.

Other changes
Cython now emits a warning when no language_level (2, 3 or ‘3str’) is set \ 
explicitly, neither as a cythonize() option nor as a compiler directive. This is \ 
meant to prepare the transition of the default language level from currently Py2 \ 
to Py3, since that is what most new users will expect these days. The future \ 
default will, however, not enforce unicode literals, because this has proven a \ 
major obstacle in the support for both Python 2.x and 3.x. The next major \ 
release is intended to make this change, so that it will parse all code that \ 
does not request a specific language level as Python 3 code, but with str \ 
literals. The language level 2 will continue to be supported for an indefinite \ 
The documentation was restructured, cleaned up and examples are now tested. The \ 
NumPy tutorial was also rewritten to simplify the running example.
Cython compiles less of its own modules at build time to reduce the installed \ 
package size to about half of its previous size. This makes the compiler \ 
slightly slower, by about 5-7%.