Calling foreign functions from Python? ctypes?

Paul Watson pwatson at
Sat Jan 7 01:48:22 CET 2006

Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> Paul Watson wrote:
>>I need to call some Windows APIs.  Is the only way to download ctypes or
>>the win32 interfaces?
> That depends on the specific win32 interface you want to call.
> Typically, the answer is "yes".

I have used _winreg and I see winsound in the doc.

I need to call GetVersionInfo() and handle VERSIONINFO information.  I 
thought that distutils might have something, but I do not see it yet. 
Any suggestions?

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