Is there a good example on instantiating, calling, using, an API from Python on Windows?

Ben Sizer kylotan at
Fri Jan 12 11:07:25 CET 2007

kj7ny wrote:

> To be more exact, I am trying to use Python to talk to a Livelink
> system ( through their LAPI interface (.dll's,
> I think).  I'll see if I can generate a more intelligent answer to your
> question, but for now, I'm far enough in the dark that this is as good
> as I can get.

API is a vague term referring to the interface to an application, which
could take one of many forms. The form it takes dictates the method you
need to use here.

If indeed it is via DLLs, then the ctypes module may help. Otherwise,
you need to find out precisely what form the API takes.

Ben Sizer

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