On Wed, 15 Mar 2006 09:52:13 -0500
solar <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> On Wed, 2006-03-15 at 10:51 +0100, Paul de Vrieze wrote:
> [snip]
> > Actually, C++ being strongly related to C, can just use the C
> > python api's. As such it could directly interface with python, and
> > use the python portage api.
> If you could demonstrate an 'import portage' and a simple
> printf("PORTDIR=%s\n", PORTDIR); in C I'd be highly interested.

Try attached :)  Had a go 'coz I was curious.  Compile with:

gcc -o getportdir getportdir.c -lpython2.4

Does the equivalent of:

import portage;
print portage.settings["PORTDIR"];

(more or less).  Docs on the API itself (which comes with Python) are at

Kevin F. Quinn
#include <python2.4/Python.h>

#include <stdio.h>

int main(int argc, char **argv) {
	PyObject *portage, *portage_const, *portdir, *portage_dict, *portage_const_dict, portage_db;
	PyObject *portage_settings, *portage_settings_dict;

	PyObject *key, *value;
	int pos;


	portage = PyImport_ImportModule ("portage");

	portage_dict = PyModule_GetDict (portage);
	portage_settings = PyDict_GetItemString (portage_dict, "settings");
	// it's an instance of a class

	portdir = PyObject_GetItem (portage_settings, PyString_FromString("PORTDIR"));
	if (portdir == NULL) {
		fprintf(stderr, "Failed to find portdir\n");
	} else {
		fprintf(stdout, "PORTDIR=\"%s\"\n", PyString_AsString(portdir)); fflush(stdout);


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