[Python-Dev] ctypes is in SVN now.

Thomas Heller theller at python.net
Thu Mar 9 17:17:01 CET 2006

Giovanni Bajo wrote:
> Thomas Heller <theller at python.net> wrote:
>> Missing are .vcproj files for Windows, both for the _ctypes.pyd extension
>> and the _ctypes_test.pyd extension needed for testing.  IIRC, Martin
>> promised to create them - is this offer still valid? I could do that
>> myself, but only for x86, while other .pyd files also have build settings
>> for Itanium and x86_64.  (I find it always very painful to click through
>> the settings dialog in MSVC - isn't there any other way to create these
>> files?)
> I discussed with Martin a bit about the opportunity of generating .vcproj
> files with a script-driven tool. I'm going to try and setup something as
> soon as I find some spare time.
> The goal of this work would exactly fit your need: make the creation of
> extension modules trivially easy (just as easy as adding the modules to the
> main python.dll). My personal goal, in fact, is to move many of those
> builtin extension modules from python.dll out into their own .pyd files
> where they'd belong (were not for this technical annoyance of being forced
> to use the settings dialog in MSVC).

Ideally this would be integrated with distutils because the setup-script
has most of the information that's needed.

OTOH, extensions could be built with distutils even for core Python, and even
on Windows.  For extensions that are *not* builtin or not included with Python
itself distutils works good enough.

Oh, IIRC the pywin32 setup script has code that is able to parse MSVC6 project files
and create a distutils Extension instance from them - maybe this can help you.


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