[Distutils] Does the SWIG support work?
Sun Oct 1 16:06:02 2000
Greg Ward wrote:
> Hi all --
> some months ago, I added completely experimental and untested support
> for compiling SWIG extensions to the Distutils. I even documented it!
> But I have been unable to verify for myself that it works, since I have
> been unable to build SWIG on my home PC. I haven't heard any reports of
> success, and the first reports of failure were from 4Thought last week.
> So: can anyone vouch for whether the Distutils SWIG support works at
> all, does the "right thing", etc? What's broken about it, what works?
> Should it even be documented?
I can't vouch for everyone, but I usually run SWIG with the -shadow
option. This generates .c and .py files. In this case the swig support
is broken. I currently have swig1.1 installed. Until the problem of
multiple output files is solved from extension modules I think it should
stay hidden. Its a pretty simple fix to get multiple output files from
an extension. I wrote it once then canned it. Basically you need
should ask the Extension class for a list of outputs instead of just
using its name. The extension class can then check to see if any of the
source files end in .i
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