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Python API, Initialization, Path and classes

I'm trying to embbed the python interpreter as a class attribute,
initializing it in the constructor, and finalizing in destructor.

The code is rather simple:

// base_path is an attribute of the class, // initialized with argv[0] at
the instanciation clog << "Python base program name asked: " << base_path
<< endl; Py_SetProgramName( base_path ); Py_Initialize();
clog << "Python isInitialized ? " << ( Py_IsInitialized()?"yes":"no" ) <<
endl; clog << "Python base program name set:" << Py_GetProgramName() <<
endl; clog << "Python path: " << Py_GetPath() << endl;
But it produce a rather strange output :

Python base program name asked:
/home/nojhan/travail/openMetaheuristic/source/ometah/ometah Python
isInitialized ? yes
Python base program name
set:/home/nojhan/travail/openMetaheuristic/source/ometah/ometah Python
The code ends in an ImportError if I try to import a module in the current

Note that the python C API reference manual precise that Py_Initialize()
"initializes the module search path (sys.path)" [1].

I'm searching for a way to force the python interpreter considering the
current path when searching for available modules.

[1] http://docs.python.org/api/initialization.html


(Cross-posted to comp.python.c++)

May 14 '06 #1
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