[Tutor] reading output from a c executable.
bgailer at gmail.com
Thu Dec 11 19:19:01 CET 2008
Ravi Kondamuru wrote:
> I am writing a script to read list output from a C executable. How
> should c program be written so that python can read the output as a list?
> Any pointers to info on this appreciated.
Funny that a C programmer is asking for pointers, when C has lots of
pointers and Python has none. <chuckle>
Python I/O reads strings. So you must encode the list in some manner
into a string and decode it into a list in the Python program.
Take a look as json. http://www.json.org/
There are links to C and Python. You should be able there to find how to
encode in C and decode in Python.
You could "roll your own" encoding" but I think json would be easier.
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