Question to python C API
aotto1968 at onlinehome.de
Thu Apr 16 11:00:06 CEST 2009
Yes, you are right ...
I read more and found the doc about this ...
the problem I have is something more tricky ...
I allready have an extension written for java
and the easyest thing would be use this as template
and replace the java specific calls with python calls ...
but the python C API is much more complex than java JNI.
I don't understand why because the task is allways the
the problem is that i have a C api but don't want to
use a 1 to 1 translation of the C functions to python.
java generate the stub with java.h and you have to fill
the stub with code even if it is just a function call
of a C api function with near the same name.
for me as user I would prefer the exact same way in python
to: 1. write a python wrapper class
2. declare all external function with "native"
3. call python_h to create the necessary C header
4. and let the user bill the body
5. this require to have a clean and small language
native interface (JNI fit on one web page
but i have helper functions which , for example, create
threads and python module have to attach to this thread.
the problem with such kind of framework is usually
that you start with the easy stuff and than (after a couple
of days/weeks) you come to the difficult stuff and you
have to figure out that this kind of problem does not
fit into the tool.
stuff what I do is:
1. create objects on the fly as connection handle
2. do callbacks from C to Python
3. create and delete threads or manage to continue
work after an fork
4. is server mode start an event-loop and never come
what I want:
I want to use this tool but still be able to intermix
parts of my "C" helper code with the python code
it is possible to write C and python code into the
same file ?
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