Python Extension Designer / Builder.
mwh at python.net
Fri Jan 25 12:22:23 EST 2002
Gustavo Córdova Avila <rangerelf at axtel.net> writes:
> I'm thinking *very* seriously about making a python module
> which will build the skeleton to a python extension module
> (with types and all). I haven't read very much about it yet,
> because I'm trying to concentrate on the designer for the
> extension module.
Not a bad idea. I've had it myself, a few times, but not really gone
anywhere with it.
There's also Tools/modulator in the source distribution, which seems
to have suffered a certain amount of bitrot, but might make a good
> My idea is that the description of the external module
> (with documentation and all) should be an XML document,
> with all relevant information contained. I have a (very
> preliminar?) example of the DTD and a little example module
> which implements a "ramp-like" funcion (a'la xrange).
Why XML, for heavens sake?
Here's a hint: you're only generating the *skeleton* of the C file;
once you've generated this skeleton, you're going to be editing the C,
surely, not whatever data you generated the skeleton from.
 The "enter c file name" dialog is quite funny -- text about 100
pts, dialog taller than screen...
Q: Isn't it okay to just read Slashdot for the links?
A: No. Reading Slashdot for the links is like having "just one hit"
off the crack pipe.
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