Guido van Rossum
Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI)
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April 14, 1998
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This manual documents the API used by C (or C++) programmers who want to write extension modules or embed Python. It is a companion to Extending and Embedding the Python Interpreter, which describes the general principles of extension writing but does not document the API functions in detail.
Warning: The current version of this document is incomplete. I hope that it is nevertheless useful. I will continue to work on it, and release new versions from time to time, independent from Python source code releases.