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PyInterpreterState_Main() is a function in the public C-API that returns a pointer to the main interpreter's state.  The main interpreter is the first one created by the CPython runtime during startup (e.g. when the "python" command is run).

Documentation for PyInterpreterState_Main() should be on the "Initialization, Finalization, and Threads" page of the C-API docs, probably in the "Sub-interpreter support" section. [1]  It could also possibly go in the "Advanced Debugger Support" section. [2]

FYI, I added PyInterpreterState_Main() at PyCon US 2017 (commit f5df46d701d29baf738365da6fcf1b8a3ceabb71) when I merged Nick Coghlan's internal implementation of PEP 432.  So it has been available since 3.7.


[1] https://docs.python.org/3/c-api/init.html#sub-interpreter-support
[2] https://docs.python.org/3/c-api/init.html#advanced-debugger-support
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