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Library wrapper in Python

'ctypes' is a ffi (Foreign Function Interface) package for Python. It lets you call functions from dlls/shared libraries and has facilities to create, access and manipulate simple and complicated C data types transparently from Python - in other words: wrap libraries in pure Python.


User tutorial included and available in HTML format from http://starship.python.net/crew/theller/ctypes/tutorial.html


Download version 1.0.2 (stable)
released on 15 May 2007

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X11Janet Casey5 August 2005

Leaders and contributors

Thomas Heller Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
SupportMailing List Info/Archivehttp://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/ctypes-users
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=71702
DeveloperMailing List Info/Archivehttp://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/ctypes-devel

Software prerequisites

Required to uselibffi
Required to usePython 2.3 or later

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 12 March 2017.


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