Hello to everyone.
I'm an Italian engineer and I'm approaching to Python, particularly to Python extension through C++ (because I'm an experienced C++ programmer).
I've seen that Python files are basically managed through the C FILE pointer. I've recently released on Google Code a very small library which allows to treat the C FILE* as a C++ stream and I think this should be useful to Python developers.
The link is this: http://code.google.com/p/mds-utils/
The library uses Boost.Iostreams.
Think to this situation: you have some C++ classes or functions that take a C++ stream or fstream as parameter. You want to make a Python extension from this library but you want to pass a Python file object to your C++ code. Using my library, you can wrap the underlying FILE* into an object that behaves like a C++ stream.
I've not yet built an on-line documentation, but the library comes with detailed doxygen documentation and useful examples.
I hope my library will be useful to the Python community and I'd like to see a link to it on the Python web site.
Best regards to all of you.