Generating C++ code
animelovin at gmail.com
Tue Oct 9 22:52:26 CEST 2012
On Tue, 09 Oct 2012 20:55:48 +0100
Andrea Crotti <andrea.crotti.0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/09/2012 05:00 PM, Jean-Michel Pichavant wrote:
> > Greetings,
> > I'm trying to generate C++ code from an XML file. I'd like to use a template engine, which imo produce something readable and maintainable.
> > My google search about this subject has been quite unsuccessful, I've been redirected to template engine specific to html mostly.
> > Does anybody knows a python template engine for generating C++ code ?
> > Here's my flow:
> > XML file -> nice python app -> C++ code
> > From what I know I could use Cheetah, a generic template engine. I never used it though, I'm not sure this is what I need.
> > I'm familiar with jinja2 but I'm not sure I could use it to generate C++ code, did anybody try ? (maybe that's a silly question)
> > Any advice would be appreciated.
> > JM
> I think you can use anything to generate C++ code, but is it a good idea?
> Are you going to produce this code only one time and then maintain it
> And are you sure that the design that you would get from the XML file
> actually makes sense when
> translated in C++?
You can build nice python app with Cython/Pyrex too if you got sufficient knowledge in C/C++ programming
to extend the app in C. :-)
Otherwise that seem like a little counter-productive to produce a python template only for generating C stubs when python
is good for many things without requiring advanced C++ skills like memory management, etc.
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