Pure-python wrapper generator for ctypes
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                              ctypesgen
                              ---------

                  (c) Ctypesgen developers 2007-2015
                 https://github.com/davidjamesca/ctypesgen

ctypesgen is a pure-python ctypes wrapper generator. It can also
output JSON, which can be used with Mork, which generates bindings for
Lua, using the alien module (which binds libffi to Lua).

Documentation
-------------

See https://github.com/davidjamesca/ctypesgen/wiki for full documentation.

Basic Usage
-----------

This project automatically generates ctypes wrappers for header files written
in C.

For example, if you'd like to generate Neon bindings, you can do so using this
recipe:

  $ python ctypesgen.py -lneon /usr/local/include/neon/ne_*.h -o neon.py

Some libraries, such as APR, need special flags to compile. You can pass these
flags in on the command line.

For example:

$ FLAGS = `apr-1-config --cppflags --includes`
$ python ctypesgen.py $FLAGS -llibapr-1.so $HOME/include/apr-1/apr*.h -o apr.py

Sometimes, libraries will depend on each other. You can specify these
dependencies using -mmodule, where module is the name of the dependency module.

Here's an example for apr_util:

$ python ctypesgen.py $FLAGS -llibaprutil-1.so $HOME/include/apr-1/ap[ru]*.h \
    -mapr -o apr_util.py


If you want JSON output (e.g. for generating Lua bindings), use
--output-language=json. When outputting JSON, you will probably want to use
--all-headers --builtin-symbols --no-stddef-types --no-gnu-types
--no-python-types too.

License
-------

ctypesgen is distributed under the New (2-clause) BSD License:
http://www.opensource.org/licenses/bsd-license.php

libffi is a portable Foreign Function Interface library:
http://sources.redhat.com/libffi/

Mork, the friendly alien, can be found at:
https://github.com/rrthomas/mork