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From Roman Chyla <>
Subject Re: using org.apache.jcc.PythonVM
Date Mon, 07 Mar 2011 19:55:51 GMT
On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 6:59 PM, Bill Janssen <> wrote:
> Andi Vajda <> wrote:
>> > So, I went to my Mac, and looked for libjcc.dylib.  Sure enough,
>> > it's there.  So I tried this simple program:
>> >
>> > import org.apache.jcc.PythonVM;
>> >
>> > public class test {
>> >
>> >    public static void main (String[] argv) {
>> >        PythonVM.start("/usr/bin/python",
>> >             new String[] { "-c", "import time; print time.localtime()"});
>> >    }
>> > }
>> It seems that you think that this is going to run /usr/bin/python.
>> Not really.
> Right.  I finally broke down and read the code.  I see there's no way to
> do a "simple" test case.
> What the "instantiate" code does is to load a callable from a specified
> module, then call it, passing no arguments.  That callable must return
> an instance of a Python class which explicitly extends a Java class, if
> the value is to be returned to Java.  Otherwise, a value of "null" is
> returned.  The callable may of course have side-effects in the Python
> world.
> It would be nice to be able to pass arguments to the callable.
> And there doesn't seem to be any way to modify Python's sys.path before
> one attempts to instantiate one's own Python class, either.  Adding a
> PythonVM.exec() method would be a help there.

I didn't read the whole tread, so with possibly giving misguided comments....

you may want to check if you are setting correctly those things:


if running non-standard python...


I have:
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/rchyla/python26/lib/:/opt/rchyla/python26/lib/python2.6/lib-dynload/

and when building on Mac, you can do

export JCC_FLAGS="-framework JavaVM, -framework Python"


>> To fix that, to help the dynamic linker to load that library, you need
>> to change the LFLAGS for 'darwin' in JCC's to also list the
>> python framework by adding '-framework', 'Python' to that list.
>> After rebuilding JCC, be sure then that otool lists libpython.dylib to
>> verify that it worked.
> Is there any reason not to make that change globally?  Is there a
> downside to automatically building against the Python framework on OS X?
> Bill

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