"hello, world" of embedding/extending?
Michael P. Reilly
arcege at shore.net
Thu Aug 5 10:27:39 EDT 1999
kj0 <kj0 at mailcity.com> wrote:
: What are the "hello, world" equivalents of embedding and extending
: Python (in/with C or C++)?
: More generally, where can I find source code didactic examples of
: embedding and extending Python? (I write "didactic" because I'm not
: quite at the level yet of being able to read real-world,
: multiplatform, distribution-grade applications; rather, I'm interested
: in examples ranging from the "hello, world" level of complexity to the
: level of a full-blown useful application that someone may write for
: personal use, i.e. not intended for wide distribution).
The basic equivalents are in the Demo/embed/ and Demo/extend/ directories
of the source distribution. For full blown extensions just take a look
at any of the C modules in the Modules/ directory.
There is documentation for embedding Python at
And for extending at
The last webpage (tersely) describes how to make extension types.
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