Calling foreign functions from Python? ctypes?

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at
Tue Jan 10 16:00:28 EST 2006

Thomas Heller wrote:
> It has been proposed to include it in core Python, but Guido didn't
> accept it.  The thread starts here:
> And Guido's last word was this (see the end of the message):

He didn't accept it - he didn't reject it, either.

Notice that this thread did *not* propose to include ctypes: instead,
it suggested to include ctypes *in order to implement _winreg*.

This is something completely different, and this is what Guido
rejected: Implementing _winreg with ctypes is indeed a bad idea,
IMO. Whether or not ctypes should be included is a different story.


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