What's your first choice if you have to write a C module for python?
lists at cheimes.de
Wed Aug 27 00:14:18 CEST 2008
> Hi all,
> I read this interesting post comparing Boost.Python with Pyd:
> What's your opinion about it?
> What's your first choice when you have write a C/C++ module for Python?
I'm using handwritten C code or Cython/Pyrex to create Python C
extensions. Handwritten C code is sometimes required when you need full
control over the C code and performance (speed or memory) is crucial to
the project. Handwritten C code is the only option when you need
readable, debugable C code.
However Cython is great for most applications these days. It's my
preferred way to wrap small to large libraries, I was able to get quick
and sufficient results in a matter of minutes.
ctypes is nice for small applications but I don't use it for serious
work. It's too fragile across computer architectures, e.g. big/little
endian machines or more important i386, AMD64/Unix and AMD64/Win32
SIP claims to be the fastest and easiest system to wrap C++ code. The
Cython wiki says it's about 40% faster than SWIG.
More information about the Python-list