[Python-3000] Ctypes as cross-interpreter C calling interface

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Fri Aug 11 03:47:38 CEST 2006

Paul Prescod wrote:
> It seems that the emerging 
> consensus (bar a security question from Guido) is that ctypes it the way 
> forward for calling C code in Python 3000. I'd like to clarify what this 
> might mean:

What's the state of play concerning ctypes support
on non-x86 platforms?

Until ctypes is uniformly supported on all platforms,
it can't be considered a complete replacement for
C-coded extensions (whether handwritten or generated
by something else).


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