[Haskell-cafe] ANNOUNCE: CPython / libpython bindings

John Millikin jmillikin at gmail.com
Sun Dec 27 01:41:20 EST 2009

CPython, the primary implementation of the Python language, has a C
API for embedding Python into applications and writing extension
modules[1]. The cpython[2] package is a binding to this API. It's not
a complete binding yet -- there's a couple areas where I haven't
figured out how to represent the C-ish idioms -- so it's not yet
possible to do things like implement extension modules[3], run code
directly from a file[4], or compile Python strings to code[4].

Hackage can't build docs because it doesn't have the Python
development libraries installed, so I've uploaded them to

If you encounter any build errors, or have wishes / ideas on which
parts of the API to add to the binding, please say so. I will add
parts as I figure them out, but wanted to get a working version out
ASAP so people can play with it.

[1] http://docs.python.org/3.1/c-api/
[2] http://hackage.haskell.org/package/cpython/
[3] http://docs.python.org/3.1/c-api/module.html#initializing-c-modules
[4] http://docs.python.org/3.1/c-api/veryhigh.html

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