[C++-sig] Presenting a Python embedding tutorial for Boost.Python
dave at boost-consulting.com
Sun Dec 8 22:59:49 CET 2002
Dirk Gerrits <dirk at gerrits.homeip.net> writes:
> I've finally finished the first draft of the embedding tutorial I was
> writing for Boost.Python. I guess I underestimated the task, because
> it took several days longer than I anticipated, but here it is:
> Note that I am neither an experienced writer, nor an experienced
> Pythoneer. Any and all proof reading will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks very much for your efforts!
I have several high-level remarks:
1. Why spend so much time discussing manual reference-counting, if we
have a better solution?
2. I notice no use of handle_exception(). Boost.Python code can throw
C++ exceptions which correspond to Python exceptions (e.g. when
initializing a handle<> from a null pointer), and
handle_exception() will translate these back into Python
exceptions... which can finally be printed on the console or
wherever else you think is appropriate
3. It was always my intention to help people avoid touching PyObject*s
and the Python 'C' API at all. Are there any obvious C++
interfaces that should be added to the library to wrap the
boilerplate use of the Python 'C' API I see in your examples?
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