The previous chapter already covered this somewhat, as it's a requirement to compile the C/C++ files. But that chapter didn't explain what and how the
setup.py was doing in this case.
For convenience, we will repeat the
import setuptools spam = setuptools.Extension('spam', sources=['spam.c']) setuptools.setup( name='Spam', version='1.0', ext_modules=[spam], )
Before you start with these extensions, you should learn the following commands:
build: This is actually not a C/C++ specific build function (try
build_clibfor that) but a combined build function to build everything within
clean: This cleans the results from the
buildcommand. This is generally not needed but sometimes the detection of files that need ...