PyCon 2009: A Whirlwind Excursion through Writing a C Extension (#68)
[VIDEO HAS ISSUES: Ambient mic used, some echoing] Everyone's heard of C extensions to Python, but few have ventured into those murky depths. This is a quick overview of how to write a C extension, complete with highlights of the C API, memory management, error handling, and type creation. Whether you want to speed up your Python, integrate with legacy code, contribute to Python's core, or just learn a little about how it all works under the covers, you will enjoy this trip through unfamiliar territory. I guarantee you will return safely.