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Friday, October 29, 2004

I'm a PDF!

You are .pdf No matter where you go you look the same. You are an acrobat. Nothing is more important to you than the printed word.
Which File Extension are You?

I'm a proprietary format. But I'm cross-platform anyway. I can get along with this ehe

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

About "Seven Cool Mono Apps"

I just read the last column on O'Reilly network here by Edd Dumbhill:

Because decoding audio itself isn't a simple process, there aren't any all-Mono ways of doing this yet. Instead, Muine uses the "p-invoke" facility of Mono to hook into the C-based multimedia library libxine. Calling C code from Mono doesn't require any supplemental C coding, unlike most other languages such as Perl or Python.

I would say that he is quite completely wrong. He maybe doesn't know anything about ctypes module, which is a rather complete and useful way to call functions inside compiled dynamic libraries.

You can find ctypes here with a little tutorial here. And now a little example, just to convince you about what I'm saying:

>>> from ctypes import *

>>> print cdll.msvcrt.time(None)


>>> print hex(windll.kernel32.GetModuleHandleA(None))


See you to my next post