[pypy-dev] bootstrapping issues

Thomas Heller theller at python.net
Mon Jan 13 10:04:27 CET 2003

holger krekel <hpk at trillke.net> writes:

> [Robin Becker Sat, Jan 11, 2003 at 09:30:04PM +0000]
> > A naive questions; hich platforms are developments first aimed at ie
> > gnu/linux win32 etc?
> I guess it's going to be win32 & POSIX (MacOSX, and some linux/unix variants). 
> > Thomas Heller's ctypes module would seem to be a very good start at the
> > generic C interface thing. It is pretty easy to use and although I don't
> > have a complete grasp on it was a bit easier to use than calldll. I used
> > both to do anygui interfaces to native windows api.
> I heard good things about it but it is currently a windows only solution,
> or not?
> > Last time I discussed this with him Thomas said he was considering using
> > the libffi library to do interfacing. I know that to be fairly portable.

I've now a running version which uses libffi (except on Windows).
Tested on an oldish SuSE 7.1 x86 system.

The docs and readme's still need updating, but for the *impatient*
I've uploaded a snapshot:



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