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Re: Merging the ctypes python bindings to trunk

From: David James <james82_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 14:07:30 -0700

On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 1:58 PM, Eric Gillespie <epg_at_pretzelnet.org> wrote:
> "David James" <james82_at_gmail.com> writes:
>> 1. I taught ctypesgen to wrap all APIs, even if the API is not
>> present in the libraries on your platform.
>> 2. I updated the Subversion headers to include platform-specific
>> functions if 'CTYPESGEN' is defined.
> Can you show what this
> try:
> providers.append(svn.core.svn_auth_get_windows_ssl_server_trust_provider())
> except AttributeError:
> pass
> looks like with csvn now? It looks like you're saying that even
> these platform-specific interfaces are always bound; so how does
> an application know whether to use it or not? Does it raise
> NotImplementedError or something?

Hi Eric,

ctypesgen always attempts to bind the platform-specific interfaces at
runtime, but it only succeeds if the function actually exists on your

See the code from functions.py below:

# /home/david/dj/svn/svn-apr13/include/subversion-1/svn_auth.h: 893
for _lib in _libs.values():
    if hasattr(_lib, 'svn_auth_get_windows_ssl_server_trust_provider'):
        svn_auth_get_windows_ssl_server_trust_provider =
        svn_auth_get_windows_ssl_server_trust_provider.restype = None
        svn_auth_get_windows_ssl_server_trust_provider.argtypes =
[POINTER(POINTER(svn_auth_provider_object_t)), POINTER(apr_pool_t)]

On Linux, the svn_auth_get_windows_ssl_server_trust_provider doesn't
exist in any library, so it isn't bound. But if you copy this header
file to a Windows machine, then the function will be bound. Here's an
example of attempting to use this function on Linux:

$ python -c 'import csvn.core;
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<string>", line 1, in ?
AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute

(Note also that ctypes uses the 'csvn.core' namespace, not "svn.core".)

Hope this helps,


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