python bindings for gpgme

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at
Tue May 31 23:10:01 CEST 2016

On Tue 2016-05-31 15:23:48 -0400, Bernhard Reiter wrote:
> In my experience what counts most for python developers is that the 
> bindings are very pythonic. In my limited experience the SWIG layer
> makes this harder to do. Also the additional abstraction really pays out 
> if you use SWIG to create binding for a number of languages. Otherwise it 
> is just one more abstraction layer to learn when you want to debug or 
> extend things.

I have had the same experience as Bernhard, fwiw.

> So far I haven't done a comparison between pygpgme and pyme.
> From my point of view the most pythonic one should be used.
> pygpgme is already available for python3 for a few years longer than
> pyme, I believe.

i've been using pygpgme for a few years now, including some of that with
python3.  I'd really like there to be one officially-supported python
gpgme binding, and it should absolutely have stable python 3 support.


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