Developers who like C/C++ will love the added dynamism of Cython. This practical guide gives you everything you need to start programming with Cython and enhancing your existing applications. It could change your working life.
- Extend C applications with pure Python code
- Expand low-level C open source projects with pure Python – Tmux
- Get the most out of highly computational Python code using Cython
- Integrate your C applications with Python Distutils and Automake/Autoconf
Cython is a very powerful combination of Python and C. Using Cython, you can write Python code that calls back and forth from and to C or C++ code natively at any point. It is a language with extra syntax allowing for optional static type declarations. It is also a very popular language as it can be used for multicore programming.
Learning Cython Programming will provide you with a detailed guide to extending your native applications in pure Python; imagine embedding a twisted web server into your native application with pure Python code. You will also learn how to get your new applications up and running by reusing Python’s extensive libraries such as Logging and Config Parser to name a few.
With Learning Cython Programming, you will learn that writing your own Python module in C from scratch is not only hard, but is also unsafe. Cython will automatically handle all type-conversion issues as well as garbage collection on your code. You can also still write all your code in Python but have it compiled and called directly in C as if it was just another function or data.
This book also demonstrates how you can take the open source project Tmux and extend it to add new commands directly in pure Python. With this book, you will learn everything you need to know to get up and running with Cython and how you can reuse examples in a practical way.
Table of Contents
Learning Cython Programming
- Table of Contents
- Learning Cython Programming
- About the Author
- About the Reviewers
- 1. Cython Won't Bite
2. Understanding Cython
- Cython cdef
- Python ConfigParser
- Cython cdef syntax and usage reference
- Typedef and function pointers
- Scalable asynchronous servers
- C sockets with libevent
- Integration with build systems
- 3. Extending Applications
- 4. Debugging Cython
5. Advanced Cython
- C++ constructs
- Caveat on C++ usage
- Python threading and GIL
- More inspiration
- Parsing large amounts of data
- 6. Further Reading
- Title: Learning Cython Programming
- Release date: September 2013
- Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
- ISBN: 9781783280797