Talking to a 'C' program

Grant Edwards invalid at invalid.invalid
Fri Nov 8 16:04:03 CET 2013

On 2013-11-08, Oscar Benjamin <oscar.j.benjamin at> wrote:
> On 8 November 2013 14:23, John Pote <johnhpote at> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I have the task of testing some embedded 'C' code for a small
>> micro-controller. Thought it would be a good idea to test it on the
>> PC first to make sure the algorithm is correct then perhaps test it
>> on the controller via RS232 and an appropriate wrapper round the 'C'
>> functions.
>> On the PC I can use Python's unit test library module and logging to
>> create a nice and easy to use environment (I like Python). So my
>> question is how to communicate from Python to the C module on the PC.
>> What I'd like is simplicity and ease of setting up. All I can think
>> of myself is to use sockets.
>> Any ideas on how to do this would be gratefully appreciated.
> Have a look at Cython:
> This enables you to call C code from Python code within the same
> process.

You can also use c-types for that

I've used Python/ctypes to exercise libraries written in C, but I've
never done it under Windows.  However, others have:

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