[Tutor] combining c and python

Walter Prins wprins at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 20:43:15 CEST 2012

Hi Chris,

On 17 September 2012 18:43, Chris Fuller <cfuller084 at thinkingplanet.net> wrote:
> To run C alongside Python, you need to use the API.
> You can interface Cython with straight C, of course, but not in a way that
> will work with the standard interpreter.

Just to be clear, one of the main reasons for Cython's existence is to
allow for the easy writing of CPython extension modules in a more or
less Python like language which then gets compiled down to C for you
(rather than you having to write the C yourself.)  Another is to allow
you to easily wrap C libraries in such a way as to allow you to make
them accessible from CPython.


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