python-config-rs 0.1.0

Python distribution information, similar to python-config


The python-config-rs crate gives you the same insight as the python-config script bundled with your Python distribution. The crate is intended for build scripts that need

  • the Python include directories
  • flags for building / linking Python
  • ABI flags used when building your Python installation
  • any Python information already provided by python-config
use python_config::PythonConfig;

let cfg = PythonConfig::new(); // Python 3

// Print include directories
println!("Includes: {}", cfg.includes().unwrap());
// Print installation prefix
println!("Installation prefix: {}", cfg.prefix().unwrap());

This is Python 3 by default, but we provide a Python 2 interface. Note that the Python 2 interface has gone through significantly less testing.

Based on this library, we also provide a reimplementation of python3-config. Our automated tests show equivalence between our implementation and the normal python3-config script. The binary is Python 3 only.


Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 <LICENSE-APACHE or> or the MIT license <LICENSE-MIT or>, at your option. All files in the project may not be copied, modified, or distributed except according to those terms.