Python and C

Diez B. Roggisch deets at nospam.web.de
Fri Mar 10 15:36:50 CET 2006


diffuser78 at gmail.com wrote:

> I was a C Programmer for a while. Lately started to learn Python for
> one small project at school. I joined a small company where they use
> C++ for development.
> 
> Can we use Python and C together ? I mean create some classes in Python
> and some number crunching algorithms coded in C (for speed) and
> integreate both of them.
> 
> Could somebody just show a real small example or give pointers to the
> same.

There is even a whole section  in the documentation geared towards that -
and to spoil the fun of actually reading it: Yes, Python and C go aleong
_very_ well, and for C++ there are several specialized wrapping generators
that e.g. make PyQt go round. Check out SIP or boost.python or SWIG.

http://docs.python.org/api/api.html

Diez



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