Using PyArg_VaParse

Christian Tismer tismer at
Tue Jun 8 12:01:06 EDT 1999

bhosu at wrote:
> Hi All,
>    I want to use PyArg_VaParse to retrieve variable number of arguments.

Why? See below.

> I am not sure if this is the correct function to use. I have embedded
> python in a C++ application and implemented python methods in C++. I
> have a situation where, the method may pass any number of string
> parameters. I would like to get these parameters in my C++ code. Here is
> a scenario of the whole thing.
> (C++ implementation.. for method bar in the module foo.)
> static PyObject *bar(PyObject *self,PyObject *args)
> {
> ....
> if(PyArg_VaParse(args,...) /* What is that I need to use here...? */
> ...
> }

The PyObject *args is already a Tuple, so the only thing
you need to do is to check its length and if
the parameters are stings indeed.

> and a pythod call may be like,
> import foo
> I need to know the Python API call to use to get the arguments. As I
> said before I donot know how many arguments are being passed.

Just use PyTuple_Size(args), in a loop
use PyTuple_GetItem(args, i)
and check them each with PyString_Check.

good luck - chris

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