libffi VS CPython

Compare libffi vs CPython and see what are their differences.

libffi

A portable foreign-function interface library. (by libffi)

CPython

The Python programming language (by python)
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libffi CPython
4 432
2,315 41,359
2.9% 2.3%
7.9 9.9
about 1 month ago 5 days ago
C Python
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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libffi

Posts with mentions or reviews of libffi. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-02.
  • buildozer -v android debug error
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/kivy | 2 Nov 2021
    [INFO]: -> running basename https://github.com/libffi/libffi/archive/v3.3.tar.gz
  • Part 1. Small Intro to SWIG
    1 project | reddit.com/r/perl | 22 Oct 2021
    libffi C library
  • Julia ❤ Python
    5 projects | dev.to | 24 Jul 2021
    If you have read my earlier posts you know I love multilingual programming. One important part of multilingual programming is how to interface one language with other. Typically this is called FFI or foreign function interface. At the lowest level often there are libraries (aka bindings) to talk across languages or across implementations of same language e.g. libffi. In my undergrad we did a group project where we created language bindings to separate algorithmic part written in python and opencv and X11 logic in c.
  • Can't compile gollvm on Void Linux
    1 project | reddit.com/r/voidlinux | 9 Jan 2021
    is itself related to the bug in the build script, for https://github.com/libffi/libffi dependency. Thus not an issue of your distro/beyond the scope of this bug.

CPython

Posts with mentions or reviews of CPython. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-19.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing libffi and CPython you can also consider the following projects:

SWIG - SWIG is a software development tool that connects programs written in C and C++ with a variety of high-level programming languages.

ipython - Official repository for IPython itself. Other repos in the IPython organization contain things like the website, documentation builds, etc.

RustPython - A Python Interpreter written in Rust

Visual Studio Code - Visual Studio Code

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Pandas - Flexible and powerful data analysis / manipulation library for Python, providing labeled data structures similar to R data.frame objects, statistical functions, and much more

CppSharp - Tools and libraries to glue C/C++ APIs to high-level languages

djinni

go - The Go programming language