[python-win32] Any interest in a pywin32 open session at PyCon?

Trent Nelson tnelson at onresolve.com
Sat Mar 15 14:16:50 CET 2008

Anyone interested in a pywin32-oriented open session at PyCon?  I wouldn't mind chewing the fat on the following two ideas:

- Using decorators to provide the type information that would be required in order to generate an IDL from a COM-exposed Python class (i.e. @idl(str, int, list, returns=int)).  I suspect that would then follow into a discussion regarding how (and when) to generate the IDL.

- Using the facilities of dbghelp.dll to allow ctypes to introspect DLLs.  I use IPython a lot, once you get a taste for the tab completion facilities, the enhanced console is hard to give up.  I'd like to be able to load a cdll in IPython and then use tab to see which methods the DLL exposes.  Other perks would be that IDEs could use the information to give completion hints (PyDev etc).


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