A Whirlwind Excursion through Python C Extensions


Jonathan Hartley 9:38 AM on 26 Mar 2009

Brilliant, thanks heaps Ned, I never understood any of this before.

Does anyone know if 'D', which as I understand it is link-compatible with C, could be used to do the same thing, but slightly less ickily? Sounds like a rainy Sunday project I should try...


Marius Gedminas 7:42 PM on 26 Mar 2009

It's the best talk writeup I've ever seen.

Will you share the sources of this presentation? I assume you produce both the slides and the HTML writeup from the same (reStructuredText) file?

jake 10:29 PM on 26 Mar 2009

Kinda tangential, but what font did you use for those slides? Me likee...

Marius Gedminas 7:43 AM on 27 Mar 2009

The last slide says "Made with Bruce, Python and Fontin". Google tells me Fontin is a font: http://www.josbuivenga.demon.nl/fontin.html

Ned Batchelder 8:59 AM on 27 Mar 2009

Thanks guys! Jake, Marius found the info: Fontin is a nice font, and it's free. It also happens to be the font used in the interestingly done subtitles in Slumdog Millionare.

Ned Batchelder 9:01 AM on 27 Mar 2009

About the production process: I used Bruce, heavily augmented by Python code to produce the written page and slides (and thumbnails, etc) from the same XML source.

Maybe I'll write it up at some point, but I don't think it's very pretty.

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