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Learning Cython Programming (Second Edition) - Second Edition

By : Philip Herron
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Learning Cython Programming (Second Edition) - Second Edition

By: Philip Herron

Overview of this book

Cython is a hybrid programming language used to write C extensions for Python language. Combining the practicality of Python and speed and ease of the C language it’s an exciting language worth learning if you want to build fast applications with ease. This new edition of Learning Cython Programming shows you how to get started, taking you through the fundamentals so you can begin to experience its unique powers. You’ll find out how to get set up, before exploring the relationship between Python and Cython. You’ll also look at debugging Cython, before moving on to C++ constructs, Caveat on C++ usage, Python threading and GIL in Cython. Finally, you’ll learn object initialization and compile time, and gain a deeper insight into Python 3, which will help you not only become a confident Cython developer, but a much more fluent Python developer too.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Learning Cython Programming Second Edition
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There are a lot of fundamentals of using Cython in this chapter. It's important to review what you want to achieve when using Cython, since the different ways in which it can be used affects how you design a solution. We investigated the differences between def, cdef, and cpdef. We created public C/C++ declarations of types and callable functions. Using these public declarations, we showed how Python can callback into C code. For me, reusing any Python module within native code is very useful and interesting. I demonstrated how I use the Python logging and ConfigParser modules from C code. Appreciating these simple examples, we will see how we can extend C/C++ projects with Python code in the next chapter.