At some point of time many Python developers at least in computational science will
face the situation that they want to interface some natively compiled library from Python. For
binding native code to Python by now a larger variety of tools and technologies are available.
This paper focuses on wrapping shared C libraries, using Python's default Ctypes. Particularly
tools to ease the process (by using code generation) and some best practises will be stressed.
The paper will try to tell a step by step story of the wrapping and development process,
that should be transferable to similar problems.
Kloss, G.K. (2009), Automatic C library wrapping Ctypes from the trenches, Research Letters in the Information and Mathematical Sciences, 13, 1-7