[Tutor] Using C in python

Chris Fuller cfuller084 at thinkingplanet.net
Wed Mar 25 20:34:03 CET 2009

There's a section in the Python docs just on this topic: 

There's probably also some stuff in the wiki, although I'm not familiar with 
anything specific:  http://wiki.python.org/moin/

The SWIG documentation is extensive, and while not the user-friendliest, 
should get you started:  http://www.swig.org/doc.html

The quick intro to SWIG is that you create and "interface file" which defines 
how Python interfaces to your C code.  In the braindead simple cases, this 
can be simply the header files with your function prototypes.  In actual 
usage, it's a good deal more complicated, but the SWIG docs show you the way.


On Wednesday 25 March 2009 16:13, amit sethi wrote:
> what are the ways in which i can use C in python programs . I know there is
> SWIG bindings are there any other . Also Could anyone explain how Swig
> bindings work?

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