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embedding python in C, working but with exception at the end

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well I manage to figure it out myself. I'm using Bloodshed Dev-cpp
Here's the code:
#include "python.h"
#include <stdio.h>

int main(int argc, char* argv[])
double answer = 0;
PyObject *modname, *mod, *mdict, *func, *stringarg, *args, *rslt;

modname = PyString_FromString("Test");
mod = PyImport_Import(modname);
if (mod)
mdict = PyModule_GetDict(mod);
func = PyDict_GetItemString(mdict, "doit"); /* borrowed reference */
if (func)
if (PyCallable_Check(func))
stringarg = PyString_FromString("5");/*pay attention here*/
args = PyTuple_New(1);
PyTuple_SetItem(args, 0, stringarg);
rslt = PyObject_CallObject(func, args);
if (rslt)
answer = PyFloat_AsDouble(rslt);





return 0;

I need to add include and lib directories to the project in order to
everything works fine. Also is copied in Dev-cpp source code's
Test file contains the following code

def doit(x1):
x2 = eval(x1)
print 'Error!'
return 0

return x2

However there is an error. Look at the line stringarg =
PyString_FromString("5"); If I put this:
stringarg = PyString_FromString("5+2"); or even this stringarg =
Program crashes at line Py_Finalize(). Program tries to read some
memory location and suffer run time exception.
Only suggestion is to try to send it to Microsoft.
Why is this happening?
Everything (seems to) works fine I comment line Py_Finalize(), but I
know that this is not a real solution.

Does anybode have a clue what is happening?


Sep 3 '05 #1
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br***** wrote:
Program crashes at line Py_Finalize(). Program tries to read some
memory location and suffer run time exception.

PyTuple_SetItem "steals" a reference, so changing


to just


might fix the problem.


Sep 3 '05 #2

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I see a couple of problems. First, because I'm using Unix, where filenamesare
case-sensitive, I had to '#include "Python.h"' instead of '#include

Next, it looks like the behavior that '.' is placed on sys.path isn't done
automatically when embedding. So I had to set the environment variable
"PYTHONPATH=." since was in the current directory.

Before I did this, I got this output:
Exception exceptions.ImportError: 'No module named Test' in 'garbage
collection' ignored
Fatal Python error: unexpected exception during garbage collection
which was a clue about the problem you were running into. This ImportErrorwas
being caused back at PyImport_Import but was being transmuted into a fatal
error down at Py_Finalize(). By adding 'else { PyErr_Print(); }' to the end of
'if(mod)', I got the error message printed and cleared. Now, garbage
collection which is kicked off by Py_Finalize() doesn't find the existing error
condition and treat it as a fatal error.

In your code, 'rslt' will be a Python Integer, not a Python Float, so
PyFloat_AsDouble will fail. You could either write something like
if (rslt)
if(PyFloat_Check(rslt)) {
answer = PyFloat_AsDouble(rslt);
} else {
printf("not a float\n");
answer = 1.0;
instead, or use PyErr_Check() + PyErr_Print() or PyErr_Clear().
If you want to accept integer or float returns, then maybe you want
if(PyFloat_Check(rslt)) { answer = PyFloat_AsDouble(rslt); }
else if(PyInt_Check(rslt)) { answer = PyInt_AsLong(rslt); }
else probably not a numeric type


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Sep 3 '05 #3

P: 1
Thanks you all for the help.
Actually I'm complete beginer with embedding and with Python in generel, I found that code here:

Thanks very much again.

P.S. Is this forum connected with Google groups, because I posted this problem there and same people answer me with same posts?
Sep 4 '05 #4

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