How to access C structures

Chris Helck Chris.Helck at
Thu Apr 16 17:02:38 CEST 2009

I have a couple dozen C structures that define binary file records. I
need to read the file and access the records. I need to do this very

I am aware of the Python struct class, but the C structures contain
arrays of nested structures and I'm not sure if Python struct can handle
it. I am willing to give up portability for speed. I will run the Python
program on the same machine that the file was created on. 

Is there some way to directly expose a C struct to Python?

C. Helck

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