[Tutor] reading output from a c executable.

bob gailer bgailer at gmail.com
Thu Dec 11 19:39:40 CET 2008

Ravi Kondamuru wrote:
> I am expecting these lists to be huge and was hoping to avoid 
> re-parsing in python. Any way for the c program to return a list that 
> python can directly use.

Not as far as I know. Lists in Python are internal objects. If you were 
able to package the C and Python programs together (C extension, SWIG, 
...???) then you could write the Python object directly from the C program.

What will the Python program do with the lists? And what does huge mean. 
Does it have to be a list? Is performance an issue or storage space or what?

Bob Gailer
Chapel Hill NC 

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