string to type object (C)

Miles semanticist at
Wed Aug 6 02:59:03 CEST 2008

On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 2:30 AM, castironpi <castironpi at> wrote:
> I'm looking for a one-to-one function from strings to the built-in
> data types in C.  I will be keeping the string in a file.  I need the
> PyTypeObject* back from it.  If nothing else I'll just do a bunch of
> strcmp( "tuple" ) { return &PyTuple_Type; } commands, provided
> &PyTuple_Type; will be linking the right address.

Something along the lines of this?
b = PyImport_Import("__builtin__");
return PyObject_GetAttrString(b, typestring);


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