Author pitrou
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Date 2011-02-05.19:04:58
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> A bit of offtopic: why can't we assume that ctypes is available?

Because ctypes (or, actually, the libffi it relies on) needs specific low-level code for each platform it runs on, and not all platforms have such code.

Another reason is that ctypes is dangerous and some administrators might prefer to disable it (especially on shared hosting ala Google App Engine).
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