On 10 May 2012 17:32, Stefan Behnel firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Mateusz Loskot, 10.05.2012 15:55:
Is there third option possible which replaces the 2nd's type() call with chain of plain Python C API calls? I know there are pros/cons related to amount of code, maintenance hassle, code complexity, and such. but it is not related to my question really.
I don't know what the best way is here. However, I really wonder what you are trying to achieve.
Long story short, I have a software system implemented in C/C++ which provides public API. The API is not fixed, may change, so scripting engines use provided means of reflection to inspect this API and generate bindings on-fly. I embedded Python in this system and now I'm using the mentioned reflection mechanisms to discover API and generate Python extension modules and types dynamically during run-time.
I simply use the reflection mechanisms provided to iterate over definitions (structures, functions, constants, etc.) of the public API and I compose Python extension types grouping methods, etc.
I can not use Cython, nor I can use tools like SWIG, Boost.Python. The (C)Python is the only tool I can use.
Mateusz Loskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net