How to define a callback from Python to a C program ...

Marten Feldtmann marten at
Wed Aug 15 23:04:11 CEST 2001

Markus Schaber schrieb:
> Hi,
> Marten Feldtmann <marten at> schrub:
> > I want to extend my application (not written in C) with Python and
> > I want to call from Python to my program and give my program some
> > information (say a string) ... it's something like a callback.
> >
> > Can this be done ???

 Ok, the language I use is Smalltalk and I've no support to write
COM server code: therefore COM is not suitable.
> If the language your application is written lets you execute external
> programs, than you can use pipes. Start the python program from your
> application, and then communicate with it through the pipes.

 Hmm ...
> If both fails, you could open a tcp or udp socket, and communicate this
> way.

 Ok, that could do it ....


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