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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
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Static class member attribute

Sometimes, in classes, it's useful to have a static attribute such as the following:

namespace mynamespace {
  class myClass {
      static void myStaticMethod (void);

In Cython, there is no support for this via a static keyword, but what you can do is tie this function to a namespace so that it becomes the following:

cdef extern from "header.h" namespace "mynamespace::myClass":
    void myStaticMethod ()

Now, you simply call this method as a global method in Cython.