Need help with Python to C code compiler

Dan Stromberg drsalists at
Tue Aug 9 08:09:19 CEST 2011

Shedskin is one option - if it doesn't have the modules you need, you could
try finding pure python versions of them and translating them too, along
with your own code.

Cython is probably the one I hear the most about.

On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 10:37 PM, Vijay Anantha Murthy <
vijay.murthy at> wrote:

> Hi All,
> Is there any compiler which will help me convert my python code to proper C
> code?
> In my python code I am using the XML.dom.minidom module to parse an xml and
> process the results obtained by ElementsByTagName.
> I don't know of any such compiler which will help me convert this kind of
> python code to C code.
> My intention is to convert python code to a readable C code which can later
> be compile to an .exe file.
> Cython will not be of much use to me as it is in the end writing c
> extensions which will later be used in python.
> However, I wish to use this as a proper readable C code which can later be
> shared with users - the c source code as well as the exe along with its
> corresponding
> .py file.
> My main impediment here is writing out the C code manually myself, my C
> skills are quite poor and it would require a huge effort to sharpening my
> C skills before writing the code myself, I can not afford that luxury of
> time.
> I was surfing and came across shedskin, but that might not just support the
> xml minidom module for my purposes.
> Thanks,
> Vijay
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