Python 3 module

This module provides support for dealing with Python 3. It has the following methods.

This module is deprecated and replaced by the python module.


This is a cross platform way of finding the Python 3 executable, which may have a different name on different operating systems. Returns an external_program object.

Added 0.38.0

Deprecated, replaced by find_installation function from python module.


Creates a shared_module target that is named according to the naming conventions of the target platform. All positional and keyword arguments are the same as for shared_module().

extension_module does not add any dependencies to the library so user may need to add dependencies : dependency('python3'), see Python3 dependency.

Added 0.38.0

Deprecated, replaced by extension_module method from python module.


Returns a string with the Python language version such as 3.5.

Added 0.40.0

Deprecated, replaced by language_version method from python module.


Returns the Python sysconfig path without prefix, such as lib/python3.6/site-packages.

Added 0.40.0

Deprecated, replaced by get_path method from python module.

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