TinyCC compiler bundle for windows
TinyCC (or tcc) is a small, fast C compiler capable of producing DLLs that can be loaded via ctypes. This version includes compilers for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows.
Compiler version: 0.9.26 (amd64) 2013-02-16
Installation of the compiler and the python interface is simply:
pip install tinycc
TCC is the full path to the tcc.exe executable. Note that the executable path may contain spaces so it must be wrapped in quotes when used as part of an os.system command.
TCC_VERSION is the compiler version.
from tinycc import compile dll_path = compile("hello.c")
This creates “hello.dll” in the same directory as “hello.c”. Use compile(source, target) to control the path to the dll.
For more flexibility, you can call the compiler directly:
import os import subprocess from tinycc import TCC source = "hello.c" dll_path = os.path.splitext(source) + ".dll" # replace .c with .dll command = [TCC, "-shared", "-rdynamic", "-Wall", source, "-o", dll_path] try: # need shell=True on windows to keep console box from popping up shell = os.name == "nt" subprocess.check_output(command, shell=shell, stderr=subprocess.STDOUT) except subprocess.CalledProcessError as exc: raise RuntimeError("compile failed.\n%s\n%s"%(command_str, exc.output)) if not os.path.exists(dll_path): raise RuntimeError("compile failed. File is in %r"%source)
Use data_files to gather the data files required for bundling tinycc in a py2exe package. This places the compiler in the tinycc-data directory beside the library.zip generated by py2exe. The following should appear in the setup.py for the py2exe build:
import tinycc data_files =  ... data_files.extend(tinycc.data_files()) ... setup( ... data_files = data_files, ... )
Note: if you have put tcc.exe somewhere unusual (i.e., not in the tinycc package and not in tinycc-data next to the py2exe generated library or exe), then you can set the environment variable TCC_ROOT to the directory containing tcc.exe.