C API: getting sys.argv

williams.jasonscott at gmail.com williams.jasonscott at gmail.com
Tue May 16 05:34:30 CEST 2006

John Machin wrote:
> > PyObject *_argv = PyImport_ImportModule("sys.argv");
> What does the name of the function tell you? You can't do that in one
> hit. Start with
> PyObject *_sys = PyImport_ImportModule("sys");
> then you need to get the module's argv attribute.

I just figured this out, doh.  Thanks.

> However a better design might be have your extension module have an arg
> which can be *any* list of strings. That makes it more flexible, at the
> expense of making the caller pass sys.argv. But it would save you
> having to muck about with importing "sys", then plucking out the
> module's argv attribute.

but this is great advice.


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