Wrapping a C library in Python

François Pinard pinard at iro.umontreal.ca
Fri Nov 19 03:55:55 CET 2004

[Roy Smith]
> I've got a C library with about 50 calls in it that I want to wrap in 
> Python.  I know I could use some tool like SWIG, but that will give me a 
> too-literal translation; I want to make some modifications along the way 
> to make the interface more Pythonic.

I used Pyrex with both pleasure and success for wrapping C libraries
while giving the API a more Pythonic flavour.  I found Pyrex to be a
wonderful tool for easily doing such things.

François Pinard   http://pinard.progiciels-bpi.ca

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