Toronto Python User's Group next Tuesday 6:30pm

Mike C. Fletcher mcfletch at
Wed Jan 10 03:14:32 CET 2007

We'll be holding our regular PyGTA (Toronto Python User's Group) meeting 
on the third Tuesday of the month, January 16, 2007.  The topic will be 
the ctypes Foreign Function Interface system, which has been made a 
standard module in Python 2.5.  This library allows you to wrap C shared 
libraries using Python code without the need to compile an extension 
module.  It is the library being used in the PyOpenGL 3.x release, 
replacing the SWIG wrappers used for the 2.x release of the project.  
We'll cover what the library is, why and when you would want to use it, 
and a bit of how to use it for wrapping larger C libraries.  We'll also 
discuss a bit about the areas that aren't yet fully developed wrt use 
with larger libraries.

As usual, we'll be meeting at Linux Caffe at 6:30pm for socialisation, 
and we'll start the presentation at 7:00pm.  We normally head out for 
beers and more dessert between 8:30 and 9:00pm.  Linux Caffe is a great 
place to hang out and work, the have free WiFi, great coffee, pastries, 
chocolate (when they have it) and other assorted goodies.  They are 
located at the corner of Grace and Harbord Streets, one block South of 
Christie subway station.

Map available on the NextMeeting page:

Have fun all,

  Mike C. Fletcher
  Designer, VR Plumber, Coder

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