[IronPython] Programming a package in c# (heirarchical modules)

Jeff Hardy jdhardy at gmail.com
Mon Mar 8 09:05:59 PST 2010


Hi David,
I looked into this some more, and I made some errors in my SO answer
that I'll correct later (sorry!).

When building PyCrypto, it builds & installs .pyd files into the
necessary folders; I assumed that it built one monolithic DLL (a
strategy used by other modules), but it doesn't. When looking for
Crypto.Hash.MD4, CPython will find and load Crypto\Hash\MD4.pyd. I had
forgotten how .pyd files were used.

I don't know if IronPython supports this technique; I've only used the
monolithic DLL approach, so your current solution may be the correct
one.

- Jeff

On Sun, Mar 7, 2010 at 10:22 AM, djlawler <djlawler at aol.com> wrote:
>
> I've been working on a port of PyCrypto to IronPython.  Are there any
> pointers on how to properly program an external 'package' that has
> heirarchical modules in it?  I know that this is easy in python.  I know
> that I can create modules in c# for use in IronPython using the PythonModule
> attribute, but these seem to be limited to __builtin__ modules, and also do
> not seem to support nested or heirarchical modules (like Crypto.Hash.MD4).
>
> Any comments or pointers would be welcome.  See
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2365661/how-to-create-a-package-in-c-for-use-in-ironpython
> for more information on what I'm asking.
>
> Thanks,
> David
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