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A WebAssembly runtime powered by Wasmtime

Project description

wasmtime-py

Python embedding of Wasmtime

A Bytecode Alliance project

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Installation

To install wasmtime-py, run this command in your terminal:

$ pip install wasmtime

The package currently supports 64-bit builds of Python 3.6+ on x86_64 Windows, macOS, and Linux

Usage

In this example, we compile and instantiate a WebAssembly module and use it from Python:

from wasmtime import Store, Module, Instance, Func, FuncType

store = Store()
module = Module(store.engine, """
  (module
    (func $hello (import "" "hello"))
    (func (export "run") (call $hello))
  )
""")

def say_hello():
    print("Hello from Python!")
hello = Func(store, FuncType([], []), say_hello)

instance = Instance(store, module, [hello])
run = instance.exports(store)["run"]
run(store)

Be sure to check out the examples directory, which has other usage patterns as well as the full API documentation of the wasmtime-py package.

If your WebAssembly module works this way, then you can also import the WebAssembly module directly into Python without explicitly compiling and instantiating it yourself:

# Import the custom loader for `*.wasm` files
import wasmtime.loader

# Assuming `your_wasm_file.wasm` is in the python load path...
import your_wasm_file

# Now you're compiled and instantiated and ready to go!
print(your_wasm_file.run())

Contributing

See CONTRIBUTING.md.

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