State of ctypes Support on HP-UX?

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.com
Thu Apr 3 23:37:41 CEST 2008


On Thursday 03 April 2008, Thomas Heller wrote:
> Phil Thompson schrieb:
> > On Thursday 03 April 2008, Thomas Heller wrote:
> >> Phil Thompson schrieb:
> >> > Could somebody confirm how well ctypes is supported on HP-UX (for both
> >> > PA-RISC and Itanium) for both Python v2.4 and v2.5?
> >>
> >> I cannot answer your question, but if you want to try it out
> >> yourself there is the HP testdrive program: http://www.testdrive.hp.com/
> >
> > Thanks for the pointer. Unfortunately the answer is that there is no
> > support (at least for ctypes v1.0.2).
>
> I tried out the current SVN version of Python myself.  ctypes doesn't
> compile on the PA system (the libffi assembler code fails to compile),  but
> I did get it to work on the Itanium system with gcc (I had to set
> LDSHARED="gcc -shared" before configuring).  Even the ctypes unittests pass
> on this system.
>
> In theory, the ctypes code should be backwards-compatible with python 2.4,
> although in practice it currently is not, but IMO it should be possible to
> change it accordingly.
>
> Would this be useful to you?

Thanks, but no. A combination of ctypes for Windows and the dl module for 
everything else will probably meet my needs.

Phil



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