Glue code

Mike Rovner mike at bindkey.com
Fri Jun 13 00:57:11 CEST 2003


"DB_RobertP" <member31018 at dbforums.com> wrote in message
> What systems do people use to easily make C/C++ code visible to Python?
> I'm currently checking out Swig, but I've heard others mentioned. If

Take a look at
http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/moinmoin/IntegratingPythonWithOtherLanguages

> anyone has any experience with these systems, could you recommend one to
> look into? Also, any other general pointers when trying to extend C/C++
> code to python sctipts would be greatly appreciated.

In simple cases you can get your extension module to work in minutes.
Fine-tuning it, however, can take weeks and depends on os, compiler version
etc.
Generally it not so much depends on extension system you choose.

So feel free to try several to get the taste. You probably end up, as I did,
with favorites for the task in hand.
You are welcome in several mailing lists devoted to each tool:
swig: http://mailman.cs.uchicago.edu/mailman/listinfo/swig
boost.python: http://www.boost.org/more/mailing_lists.htm#cplussig
Pyrex: http://lists.copyleft.no/mailman/listinfo/pyrex
ctypes: http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/ctypes-users
weave: http://www.scipy.org/site_content/MailList

Good luck and have fun!
Mike








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