[pypy-dev] Calling PyPy interpreter from C?

Bryan Buck bbuck3898 at emailias.com
Wed Jun 3 20:46:50 CEST 2009

Okay, thanks. I guess I'll look into either running the PyPy interpreter
as a subprocess or using something else. Thanks again!

- Bryan Buck

On Wed, 03 Jun 2009 13:34 -0500, "Benjamin Peterson" <benjamin at python.org> wrote:
> 2009/6/3 Bryan Buck <bbuck3898 at emailias.com>:
> > Thank you for your reply. A subprocess is a possibility, although
> > I'd like to avoid it if I can. Of course I was hoping there was some
> > already- available way to do this that I had overlooked, but if
> > necessary modifying PyPy isn't totally out of the question. How
> > difficult is not easily? I guess I would have to change the
> > translator to produce a library instead of an executable, and create
> > an API for calling the interpreter from C? It does seem like a
> > somewhat involved project, but I'm just trying to gauge the relative
> > difficulty vs. the other possibilities I have in mind (all of which
> > would also take significant effort).
> Because the translation framework bridges such a large gap in
> languages, it would take significant effort to pin down a human-usable
> PyPy API at the C level. I don't know what your other options are, but
> they are almost certainly easier than creating a C-API for PyPy. :)
> --
> Regards, Benjamin

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