Accessing members of Python class from C++ (Embedded Python)????

JM jgerard at
Wed Aug 27 19:14:02 CEST 2003

If anyone is interested in the solution:

pDict=PyObject_GetAttrString(PyObject,"__dict__") will get the local
symbol table (a dictionary) for the class.


jgerard at (JM) wrote in message news:<fcd83a69.0308261502.56809870 at>...
> Hello everyone,
> Does anybody know about, have documentation on, or have any code
> samples on how to access class members from a python class in C++.
> Say I have a simple python script:
> ---------------------------
> class Animal:
>     NumLegs = 5
>     Size = 4.5
> ---------------------------
> How exactly do you access these members from C++.  I know how to get
> the member if I know its name, ie.
> pkObject = PyDict_GetItemString(pkDict, "Animal");
> int uiNumLegs  = PyInt_AsLong(PyObject_GetAttrString(pkObject,"NumLegs"));
> But how do you iterate through all the class members and print their
> names and values? This is easy to do for basic variables, but I can't
> seem to do it for class variables.
> Any help would be much apprecited. This is driving me nuts.
> JG

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