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Learning Cython Programming (Second Edition) - Second Edition

By : Philip Herron
Book Image

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
Credits
About the Author
Acknowledgments
About the Reviewer
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Templates


Templates are supported in Cython. Though, for the sake of completeness, template meta-programming patterns don't wrap up correctly or fail to compile. This keeps getting better with every release, so take this comment with a pinch of salt.

C++ class templates work very well; we can implement a template called LinkedList as the following class:

cppclass LinkedList[T]:
        LinkedList ()
        void append (T)
        int getLength ()
...

Now, you can access the template type with the declaration called T. You can follow the rest of this code in chapter5/cpptemplates.