simple? embedding question

Farshid Lashkari no at
Tue Oct 30 20:26:05 CET 2007

sndive at wrote:
> suppose i have imported two modules foo and bar with
> foo=PyImport_ImportModule("foo") and bar=PyImport_ImportModule("bar")
> respectively.
> Now suppose I have an artitrary python expression to evaluate.
> Do I need to parse that thring and check for foo. and bar. before
> jumping the usual
> PyModule_GetDict,PyDict_GetItemString,PyObject_CallObject hoop hoop on
> the PyObject for
> the prefix or there is a better way?
> btw PyRun_SimpleString("foo.baz()"); does not work:
>  Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "<string>", line 1, in ?
> NameError: name 'foo' is not defined
> and i potentially need a PyObject* back with the result of the
> expression anyway.

I believe the problem is that you are not importing the "foo" and "bar" 
modules into the __main__ scope. Try using PyImport_ImportModuleEx, 
which will allow you to specify the global scope to import the module 
into. For example, to import the modules into the __main__ scope you 
could do the following:

PyObject* mainmod = PyImport_AddModule("__main__");
PyObject* maindict = PyModule_GetDict(mainmod);

foo = PyImport_ImportModuleEx("foo", maindict , maindict , NULL);
bar = PyImport_ImportModuleEx("bar", maindict , maindict , NULL);

Once the modules are imported into the __main__ scope, you should be 
able to use PyRun_SimpleString() to evaluate expressions.


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