Is ctypes appropriate in my case?
tjreedy at udel.edu
Thu Oct 30 18:36:29 CET 2008
dudeja.rajat at gmail.com wrote:
> For CPython, an importable module written in C. There is a doc
> Extending and Embedding the Python Interpreter. But I expect you
> can write the class in Python with ctypes.
> Thanks Terry. I'll be using ctypes now and have started writing the class.
> But the problem is that there are some 150 APIs exposed by the dll.
> there any tool that can autogenerate some of the member functions for
> the class since new APIs might as well get added in future.
> Could SWIG be of use here?
I have the impression that SWIG has multiple backends for different
languages. There is one for automating much of the work of producing an
extension module. I presume there could be one, if not already, that
produced Python/cytpe code instead of C code. That would be a nice
thing to have.
You can find threads about real experiences with SWIG in the clp
archives at google groups.
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