Python and C

Thomas Heller theller at
Sat Mar 11 19:49:39 CET 2006

Terry Reedy wrote:
> "P Boy" <prettyboy988-google at> wrote in message 
> news:1142047621.068618.176350 at
>>> Has anyone yet written a program to grab C struct declaration from the 
>>> .h
>>> to produce code like
>>> # Overlay configuration
>>> class OverlayStoreConfig(ctypes.Structure):
>>>     _fields_ = [('FormatVersion',   ctypes.c_ulong),
>>>                 ('VolumeSize',      ctypes.c_longlong),
> etc
>> says it can
>> be done. However, it requires MSVC 7.1 and I have not yet install it
>> since I already have MSVC (6,7,8) on my PC.
> Or vc6.  Neither of which most people have, especially those not using Swig 
> because they don't do C.  Ok, we need program entirely in Python.  Possible 
> exercise for someone.

Alan Green apparently has got it to work with the free vctoolkit:


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