[C++-sig] Embedding Tutorial

William Trenker wtrenker at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 18 23:30:48 CET 2002

I've just been studying the embedding tutorial and wondering if it is really 
necessary to use BOOST_PYTHON_MODULE() in all cases.  Is what follows 

#include <boost/python.cpp>
#include <stdio.h>
using namespace boost::python;
int main(int argc, char** argv): {
    handle<> main_module( borrowed(PyImport_AddModule("__main__")) );
    handle<> main_namespace( borrowed(PyModule_GetDict(main_module)) );
    handle<> result( PyRun_String("1 + 1",
            Py_eval_input, main_namespace.get(), main_namespace.get()) );
    object py_result(result);
    int result = extract<int>(py_result);
    printf("result = %i\n",result);
    //Py_Finalize();  AVOID (for now)
    return 0;

(The above may have errors; I haven't been able to test the code.  I don't 
yet know how to make a Jamfile that builds a boost.python-enbled executable 
rather than an extension module.  So please consider this as psuedocode for 

Feedback is appreciated,

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