Basic Types

PyGObject will automatically convert between C types and Python types. In cases where it’s appropriate it will use default Python types like int, list, and dict.

Number Types

All glib integer types get mapped to int, long and float. Since the glib integer types are always range limited, conversions from Python int/long can fail with OverflowError:

>>> GLib.random_int_range(0, 2**31-1)
1684142898
>>> GLib.random_int_range(0, 2**31)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
OverflowError: 2147483648 not in range -2147483648 to 2147483647
>>>

Text Types

In case you use Python 2 then text is utf-8 encoded str, in case of Python 3 str is used.

Platform String Types

  • Windows + Python 2: utf-8 encoded str
  • Windows + Python 3: str
  • Unix + Python 2: str
  • Unix + Python 3: str

Other Types