[Geany-devel] Python plugin API

Nick Treleaven nick.treleaven at xxxxx
Mon Jun 8 11:06:35 UTC 2009

On Sun, 07 Jun 2009 16:48:30 +0200
Jonas Haag <jonas at jonashaag.de> wrote:

> Am 06.06.2009 13:52, schrieb Nick Treleaven:
> > It's a bit complicated. Geany doesn't have a shared library for plugins
> > to link against, instead, Geany sets symbols like geany_functions in
> > each plugin before initialization. Plugins use generated macros to call
> > Geany functions.
> So this is like "I create a plugin with C functions in it, register that 
> plugin and geany calls that functions"?


> I planned to write a wrapper in C that calls functions of a python 
> module which handles all the other stuff (I'll try to avoid hacking in C 
> as much as I can ;)). And the other way round, that python module should 
> be able to call C functions of the wrapper which calls geany functions.

Yes, but I guess you would need one C plugin wrapper per python plugin
to wrap the plugin symbols that Geany sets.

> Should a plugin have access to variables, too, or can it do everything 
> with functions?



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