pybind11 API

dpctl builds on top of C API to integrate with the pybind11 Python extension generator.

Example of pybind11 extension using dpctl types
// filename: _example.cpp
#include <string>
#include <pybind11/pybind11.h>
#include <pybind11/stl.h>
#include "dpctl4pybind11.hpp"

std::string get_device_name(const sycl::device &dev) {
    return dev.get_info<sycl::info::device::name>();

PYBIND11_MODULE(_example, m) {
    m.def("get_device_name", &get_device_name);

The extension should be compiled using the Intel(R) oneAPI DPC++ compiler:

icpx -fsycl $(python -m pybind11 --includes) $(python -m dpctl  --library) \
    _example.cpp -fPIC -shared -o

We can now use it from Python:

import _example
import dpctl

dev = dpctl.select_default_device()
# invoke function in the extension
# compare with value of corresponding built-in
# device descriptor