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[ANNOUNCE] cURL and Python

From: Kjetil Jacobsen <>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 14:13:42 +0200 (METDST)


I've made a libcurl wrapper module for the Python programming language (see for details on Python). The wrapper is not complete,
but usable. In particular, it lacks the following:

        - Function objects as callbacks (READ/WRITEFUNCTION)
        - The getinfo function
        - Type checking on setopt (currently segfaults here if the
          wrong type is passed as argument to setopt)
        - Installation with distutils

There is no proper distribution yet, but you may find the code in the
sourceforge cvs repository at

Tweak the Makefile to your settings (basically setting the path of the Python
and curl include/libraries) and make.

The file '' is an example on how to use curl within Python programs.

I've only tested the wrapper on Python-2.1 but should work as expected on
prior versions of Python. I plan to make proper installation with distutils
and complete the wrapper shortly.

Bugs, fixes and soforth are most welcome!

        - kjetil (kjetilja @
Received on 2001-05-30