Using C++ and ctypes together: a vast conspiracy? ;)

Brian Brian.Mingus at
Thu Jun 4 16:23:36 EDT 2009

What is the goal of this conversation that goes above and beyond what
Boost.Python + pygccxml achieve? Boost has published a variety of libraries
that will be included into the next c++ standard. It's hard to imagine a
better designed python/c++ interface library than Boost.Python. Further,
pygccxml is amazing with regards to scanning your source code using gcc
itself and then using that xml representation to write out the Boost.Python
code. What more do people in this conversation want?

On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 2:07 PM, Thomas Heller <theller at> wrote:

> Philip Semanchuk schrieb:
> > Hi Thomas,
> > We're weighing options for accessing C++ objects via Python. I know of
> > SIWG and Boost; are there others that you think deserve consideration?
> I haven't used any of them myself.  A common suggestion is SIP,
> less known are pybindgen and Robin.  But there may be many more,
> and others with more experience might have much more to say about them.
> Also there is Roman Yokavenko's pygccxml which has a lot of stuff.
> > I've been happy with ctypes in my limited exposure to it and would
> > love to find a way to make that work. This thread has been very
> > interesting to me.
> Unfortunately there is no solution in sight, with ctypes.
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