Easiest way to include C libraries

Robin Munn rmunn at pobox.com
Wed Jan 29 17:41:35 CET 2003


Peter Hansen <peter at engcorp.com> wrote:
> Thomas Heller wrote:
>> 
>> 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
> 
> Thank you thank you thank you. :-) Bookmarked at last!
> 
> (We're still using calldll, but from what I've seen it will be a nice
> move to switch to ctypes.)

I recall a posting recently saying that ctypes development has been
moved to Sourceforge. You may want to bookmark

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/ctypes/

as well.

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