On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 8:17 PM, Antoine Pitrou firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Wed, 11 Mar 2015 19:05:57 +0100 Antoine Pitrou email@example.com wrote:
But they are not ctypes. For example, cffi wouldn't be obvious to use for interfacing with non-C code, since it requires you to write C-like declarations.
You mean like Fortran? Or what precisely?
Any toolchain that can generate native code. It can be Fortran, but it can also be code generated at runtime without there being any external declaration. Having to generate "C declarations" for such code would be a distraction.
For instance, you can look at the compiler example that Eli wrote using llvmlite. It implements a JIT compiler for a toy language. The JIT-compiled function is then declared and called using a simple ctypes declaration:
It might be a matter of taste, but I don't find declaring C functions any more awkward than using strange interface that ctypes comes with. the equivalent in cffi would be ffi.cast("double (*)()", x)