There are only a few functions special to module objects.
This instance of PyTypeObject represents the Python module type. This is exposed to Python programs as types.ModuleType.
Return true if p is a module object, or a subtype of a module object.
Return true if p is a module object, but not a subtype of PyModule_Type.
Return a new module object with the __name__ attribute set to name. Only the module’s __doc__ and __name__ attributes are filled in; the caller is responsible for providing a __file__ attribute.
Return the dictionary object that implements module‘s namespace; this object is the same as the __dict__ attribute of the module object. This function never fails. It is recommended extensions use other PyModule_*() and PyObject_*() functions rather than directly manipulate a module’s __dict__.
Return module‘s __name__ value. If the module does not provide one, or if it is not a string, SystemError is raised and NULL is returned.
Similar to PyModule_GetFilenameObject() but return the filename encoded to ‘utf-8’.
Return the name of the file from which module was loaded using module‘s __file__ attribute. If this is not defined, or if it is not a unicode string, raise SystemError and return NULL; otherwise return a reference to a PyUnicodeObject.
New in version 3.2.
Return the “state” of the module, that is, a pointer to the block of memory allocated at module creation time, or NULL. See PyModuleDef.m_size.
These functions are usually used in the module initialization function.
Create a new module object, given the definition in module. This behaves like PyModule_Create2() with module_api_version set to PYTHON_API_VERSION.
Create a new module object, given the definition in module, assuming the API version module_api_version. If that version does not match the version of the running interpreter, a RuntimeWarning is emitted.
Most uses of this function should be using PyModule_Create() instead; only use this if you are sure you need it.
This struct holds all information that is needed to create a module object. There is usually only one static variable of that type for each module, which is statically initialized and then passed to PyModule_Create() in the module initialization function.
Always initialize this member to PyModuleDef_HEAD_INIT.
Name for the new module.
Docstring for the module; usually a docstring variable created with PyDoc_STRVAR() is used.
If the module object needs additional memory, this should be set to the number of bytes to allocate; a pointer to the block of memory can be retrieved with PyModule_GetState(). If no memory is needed, set this to -1.
This memory should be used, rather than static globals, to hold per-module state, since it is then safe for use in multiple sub-interpreters. It is freed when the module object is deallocated, after the m_free function has been called, if present.
A pointer to a table of module-level functions, described by PyMethodDef values. Can be NULL if no functions are present.
A traversal function to call during GC traversal of the module object, or NULL if not needed.
A clear function to call during GC clearing of the module object, or NULL if not needed.
A function to call during deallocation of the module object, or NULL if not needed.
Add an object to module as name. This is a convenience function which can be used from the module’s initialization function. This steals a reference to value. Return -1 on error, 0 on success.
Add an integer constant to module as name. This convenience function can be used from the module’s initialization function. Return -1 on error, 0 on success.
Add a string constant to module as name. This convenience function can be used from the module’s initialization function. The string value must be null-terminated. Return -1 on error, 0 on success.
Add an int constant to module. The name and the value are taken from macro. For example PyModule_AddIntMacro(module, AF_INET) adds the int constant AF_INET with the value of AF_INET to module. Return -1 on error, 0 on success.