Calling a C program from a Python Script

Armin Steinhoff a-steinhoff at web.de
Thu Dec 9 23:04:44 CET 2004


Brad Tilley wrote:
> Is it possible to write a file open, then read program in C and then 
> call the C program from a Python script like this:
> 
> for root, files, dirs in os.walk(path)
>     for f in files:
>         try:
>             EXECUTE_C_PROGRAM
> 
> If possible, how much faster would this be over a pure Python solution?

I would compile that C program into a shared library (*.so or *.dll ) in 
order to use that shared library with ctypes ... that's the easiest way, 
IMHO :)  ( http://starship.python.net/crew/theller/ctypes )

Regards

  Armin


> 
> Thank you,
> 
> Brad



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