Easiest way to include C libraries

Thomas Heller theller at python.net
Wed Jan 22 08:49:41 CET 2003


Peter Hansen <peter at engcorp.com> writes:

> Marc wrote:
> > 
> > Basically I have to include a bunch of header files (.h for C) or .dll
> > files (for Tcl) and be able to access them from Python code. These
> > files are quite large, so any manual intervention will be time
> > consuming. The new release of Python mentioned some new ways of
> > extending it, but I'm not sure how many people have used these new
> > functions or what problems they might have.
> 
> 
> Look into "calldll" or the newer potential replacement ... uh.. dang!
> What was the name of that thing?  Why didn't I bookmark it. :-(
> 
> (No doubt some kind soul will post the name and save us the trouble
> of searching futilely for it... so far Google hasn't helped me.)

ctypes.

http://starship.python.net/crew/theller/ctypes.html

Thomas




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