Calling foreign functions from Python? ctypes?

Delaney, Timothy (Tim) tdelaney at
Mon Jan 9 18:13:53 EST 2006

Thomas Heller wrote:

> As the author, I would be happy to see ctypes included with the
> standard Python build.

I'm sure you know the magical incantation to get that to happen ...

1. Propose it on python-dev.

2. Commit to maintain it in the python core (or alternatively, propose
to use the ElementTree maintenance method).

3. Get it accepted by Guido.

4. Do it.

If a library isn't put forward for inclusion by the *author*, it won't
be included - even if it's obviously best-of-breed. This was the
sticking point for ElementTree (until the author found out what was
going on and happily put it forward).

Tim Delaney

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