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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-04-01 23:28:41

----- Original Message -----
From: "Raghavan Kripakaran" <rkripa_at_[hidden]>

> I would like to have callbacks implemented in python, which gets
called when
> a SIP event or message is receieved by the sip stack. So I created a
> wrapper class say 'Base' with virtual methods. Then I inherited a
> class in python from the C++ class 'Base'. The python Derived virtual
> methods were defined. I instantiated a Derived python object and
passed it
> on to the C++ wrapper,

Not sure what that previous sentence fragment meant... Did you follow
the instructions at

> which I was expecting it to be called by the VOCAL
> sip stack on receiving a SIP message over the wire.

Was it called?

> I am running into
> threading issues when the VOCAL sip stack basically calls the python
> callback derived object.

I think you have to do something called "acquiring the Global
Interpreter Lock" in order to call back into Python from a thread. I
don't know much about that, but I'm sure it's covered in the Python

> I am looking for pointers or any sample application which implements a
> callback which is gets executed in the python enviroment, when a C++
> extension modules gets a trigger.

The example at the link above does just that.

> If anyone has done a similar callback from C++ extension to a python
> please help me.
> Please ignore if I have posted my question on the wrong list.

This list is fine, but you might try


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