Embed extended Python

David LeBlanc whisper at oz.net
Fri Sep 13 16:05:41 EDT 2002

The boost libary is a great C++ embedding/extending library for Python.


David LeBlanc
Seattle, WA USA 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: python-list-admin at python.org
> [mailto:python-list-admin at python.org]On Behalf Of Mathieu Tremblay
> Sent: Friday, September 13, 2002 7:57
> To: python-list at python.org
> Subject: Embed extended Python
> Hello, 
>    I am quite new to Python and I'd like to embed extended python. 
> The problem is that the documentation I can find on the internet is
> always related to C standard types and not to C++ objects.
>    To extend python I use the really good SWIG tool and everything is
> fine.  The problem comes when I try to call a python script that takes
> as an argument one of the class that I have defined in C++ through
> swig.
> Exemple:
>  C++ class extended to python with SWIG, through the module wheel: 
>    CWheel
>    {
>      CWheel(){}
>      ~CWheel(){}
>      printWheel()
>      {
>        printf("I am a wheel");
>      }
>    };
>  Now, let's suppose that the module is successfully exported and can
> be used in python.  An example of simple python script would be :
>   import wheel
>   def thefunction(awheel):
>      awheel.printWheel()
>  Calling this function directly from python (supposing we provide the
> correct argument) works perfectly.  The problem comes when I want to
> call this script from C++.  Maybe It is a stupid question but here it
> is: How do you pass an existing CWheel as an argument to the function
> from C++??? How do you wrap a CWheel to a PyObject?
>  I guess the method would be to use the function
> PyObject_CallObject(pFunc, pArgs); the pArgs being a PyTuple where I
> can set a PyObject to a position X.  The problem is that all the
> examples that I find convert int, char*, long, double etc. to PyObject
> with built in python functions but no different/user defined class.
>  Anybody can help?
>  Thanks a lot,
>   Mathieu
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