[C++-sig] new to python; old to C++
alanbaljeu at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 1 02:23:30 CET 2008
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From: Stefan Seefeld <seefeld at sympatico.ca>
To: Development of Python/C++ integration <cplusplus-sig at python.org>
Sent: Friday, October 31, 2008 6:22:40 PM
Subject: Re: [C++-sig] new to python; old to C++
Alan Baljeu wrote:
>> Question: which python-calling-C++ tool should I try?
>> Wow, quiet group. I guess I'll try pybindgen first.
>That may be because the question is not quite clear.
>First of all, you should realize that, despite the generic name of this
>list, this is mostly about boost.python. Second, it isn't clear what you
>mean by 'tool', i.e., a language binding library ? A code generator ?
I think my question should be quite clear. I really don't care what kind
of tool, so much as I'm looking for certain qualities of the solution.
As I said, ease of use, simplicity, less C++ are priorities. Wrapping
large libraries, generality are less important.
>As you are on a mostly-boost.python list, I guess the suggestion to use
>boost.python doesn't come as a surprise. That's the most important part.
>As far as code-generation is concerned, I have never bothered to use a
>tool. I write my binding code manually. Your milage may vary...
Surprisingly, I haven't seen a boost recommendation. That's probably just
as well since I don't care much for template syntax.
Manually... do you wrap many functions or classes, or only occasional ones?
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