Ctypes, pthreads and pthread_mutex_t

Gabriel Genellina gagsl-py2 at yahoo.com.ar
Mon Jun 29 17:58:45 EDT 2009

En Mon, 29 Jun 2009 13:19:31 -0300, Doug <dchimento at gmail.com> escribió:

> Has any converted the structure  pthread_mutex_t <bits/wordsize.h>  to
> a ctypes structure class ?
> I looking at some C code that is using pthreads and need to translate
> pthreads_mutex_t structure into python (via ctypes)

I think the pthread_mutex_t type is intended to be "opaque" to application  
code. You should not mess with its contents; the only thing one must know  
is its size (and only if one wants to allocate it from Python). For the  
most part, it's like a void* pointer.

Gabriel Genellina

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