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A ctypes-based wrapper for GLFW3.

Project description

This module provides Python bindings for GLFW (on GitHub: glfw/glfw). It is a ctypes wrapper which keeps very close to the original GLFW API, except for:

  • function names use the pythonic words_with_underscores notation instead of camelCase

  • GLFW_ and glfw prefixes have been removed, as their function is replaced by the module namespace

  • structs have been replaced with Python sequences

  • functions like glfwGetMonitors return a list instead of a pointer and an object count

  • Gamma ramps use floats between 0.0 and 1.0 instead of unsigned shorts

Example Code

The example from the GLFW documentation ported to pyGLFW:

import glfw

def main():
    # Initialize the library
    if not glfw.init():
    # Create a windowed mode window and its OpenGL context
    window = glfw.create_window(640, 480, "Hello World", None, None)
    if not window:

    # Make the window's context current

    # Loop until the user closes the window
    while not glfw.window_should_close(window):
        # Render here, e.g. using pyOpenGL

        # Swap front and back buffers

        # Poll for and process events


if __name__ == "__main__":

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