[Doc-SIG] partial rewrite of the "extending and embedding" manual
mwh at python.net
Thu Aug 12 19:07:04 CEST 2004
Bob Kimble <rjkimble at alum.mit.edu> writes:
> On Tuesday 10 August 2004 11:43 am, Michael Hudson wrote:
>> Michael Hudson <mwh at python.net> writes:
>> > I've been heard before now to complain about the extending and
>> > embedding manual. Some time ago I started a rewrite, and found it
>> > again this morning ;-)
>> > I've uploaded what I have here:
>> > http://starship.python.net/crew/mwh/toext/
>> > Comments welcome.
>> Noone? Oh well...
> Sorry for not responding earlier. I went through it immediately after you
> posted it, and I think what you have done so far is terrific. It encouraged
> me to look at the Python manuals. Now all I have to do is to learn C!
> I found it very easy to go through your steps and generate some C
> extensions. There's no doubt in my mind that I could implement
> something simple using your manual in conjunction with "Extending
> and Embedding the Python Interpreter" from the Python
> documentation. I'd love to see you complete the work.
I would be REALLY interested if you tried to implement a C extension
and then told me what you ended up needing to look up in the existing
Python documentation -- there's no better way to find out what I
should be including in my document!
Just getting something to work usually means writing reams of code
fast, like a Stephen King novel, but making it maintainable and
high-quality code that really expresses the ideas well, is like
writing poetry. Art is taking away. -- Erik Naggum, comp.lang.lisp
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