[Numpy-discussion] ANN: XDress v0.4

Eelco Hoogendoorn hoogendoorn.eelco at gmail.com
Thu Feb 27 05:39:34 EST 2014


I have; but if I recall correctly, it does not solve the problem of
distributing code that uses it, or does it?


On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 10:51 AM, Toby St Clere Smithe <
pyviennacl at tsmithe.net> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Eelco Hoogendoorn <hoogendoorn.eelco at gmail.com> writes:
> > Thanks for the heads up, I wasn't aware of this project. While
> boost.python
> > is a very nice package, its distributability is nothing short of
> > nonexistent, so its great to have a pure python binding generator.
> >
> > One thing which I have often found frustrating is natural ndarray interop
> > between python and C++. Is there a (planned) mechanism for mapping
> > arbitrary strided python ndarrays to boost arrays?
>
> Have you tried boost.numpy?
>
> https://github.com/ndarray/Boost.NumPy
>
> I have a fork which builds against Python 3, as well -- though it's
> mainly used for PyViennaCL, and might need a bit of cleaning.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Toby
>
>
>
>
> >
> > On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 1:24 AM, Anthony Scopatz <scopatz at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Hello All,
> >>
> >> I am *extremely *pleased to be able to announce the version 0.4 release
> >> of xdress.  This version contains much anticipated full support for
> Clang
> >> as a parser!  This is almost entirely due to the efforts of Geoffrey
> >> Irving.  Please thank him the next time you get a chance :)
> >>
> >> This release also contains a lot of other goodies that you can read
> about
> >> in the release notes below.
> >>
> >> Happy Generating!
> >> Anthony
> >>
> >> XDress 0.4 Release Notes<
> http://xdress.org/previous/0.4_release_notes.html#xdress-0-4-release-notes
> >
> >>
> >> XDress is a numpy-aware automatic wrapper generator for C/C++ written in
> >> pure Python. Currently, xdress may generate Python bindings (via Cython)
> >> for C++ classes, functions, and certain variable types. It also contains
> >> idiomatic wrappers for C++ standard library containers (sets, vectors,
> >> maps). In the future, other tools and bindings will be supported.
> >>
> >> The main enabling feature of xdress is a dynamic type system that was
> >> designed with the purpose of API generation in mind.
> >>
> >> Release highlights:
> >>
> >>
> >>    - Clang support! All kudos to Geoffrey Irving!
> >>    - NumPy dtypes may be created independently of C++ STL vectors
> >>    - A complete test suite refactor
> >>    - Arbitrary source code locations
> >>    - Global run control files
> >>    - A plethora of useful bug fixes
> >>
> >> This version of xdress is *not* 100% backwards compatible with previous
> >> versions of xdress. We apologize in the name of progress. It represents
> ans
> >> impressive 245 files changed, 44917 aggregate line insertions (+), and
> 7893
> >> deletions (-).
> >>
> >> Please visit the website for more information: http://xdress.org/
> >>
> >> Ask questions on the mailing list:
> >> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/xdress
> >>
> >> Download the code from GitHub: http://github.com/xdress/xdress
> >>
> >> XDress is free & open source (BSD 2-clause license) and requires Python
> >> 2.7+, NumPy 1.5+, Cython 0.19+, and optionally Clang, GCC-XML,
> pycparser,
> >> dOxygen, or lxml.
> >>  New Features<
> http://xdress.org/previous/0.4_release_notes.html#new-features>
> >> Clang Support<
> http://xdress.org/previous/0.4_release_notes.html#clang-support>
> >>
> >> Through the herculean efforts of Geoffrey Irving xdress finally has
> full,
> >> first-class Clang/LLVM support! This is major advancement as it allows
> >> xdress to wrap more modern versions of C++ than GCC-XML can handle.
> Because
> >> of deficiencies in the existing libclang and Python bindings it was
> >> necessary for us to fork libclang for xdress in the short term. We hope
> to
> >> integrate these changes upstream. Clang versions 3.2 - 3.4 are
> supported.
> >> Independent NumPy Dtypes<
> http://xdress.org/previous/0.4_release_notes.html#independent-numpy-dtypes
> >
> >>
> >> In previous versions of xdress, to create a dtype of type T the user
> >> needed to declare the desire for a wrapper of an STL vector of type T.
> >> These two desires have now been separated. It is now possible to create
> a
> >> dtype via the dtypes run control parameter. STL vectors are still
> wrapped
> >> via dtypes. See the dtypes module for more information.
> >> Shiny New Test Suite<
> http://xdress.org/previous/0.4_release_notes.html#shiny-new-test-suite>
> >>
> >> The xdress test suite has been completely revamped to include both unit
> >> and integration tests which are run for all available parsers. The
> >> integration tests are accomplished though two fake projects - cproj and
> >> cppproj - on which the xdress CLI is run. These tests are now fully
> >> platform independent, unlike the previous BASH-based test suite.
> >> Source Paths<
> http://xdress.org/previous/0.4_release_notes.html#source-paths>
> >>
> >> Source file paths are now given by either their absolute or relative
> path.
> >> This allows source code to be located anywhere on the user's file system
> >> and enable the wrapping of dependencies or externally supplied
> libraries as
> >> needed. The run control parametersourcedir has been deprecated.
> >> Global Run Control Files<
> http://xdress.org/previous/0.4_release_notes.html#global-run-control-files
> >
> >>
> >> It is sometimes useful to be able to set system-wide run control
> >> parameters. XDress will now search the following files in order of
> >> increasing precedence.
> >>
> >>    - $HOME/.xdressrc
> >>    - $HOME/.xdressrc.py
> >>    - $HOME/.config/xdressrc
> >>    - $HOME/.config/xdressrc.py
> >>
> >> $HOME is the user's home directory. Settings in the project run control
> >> file take precedence over the values here.
> >>  Major Bug Fixes<
> http://xdress.org/previous/0.4_release_notes.html#major-bug-fixes>
> >>
> >>    - Debug file now always written when in debug mode.
> >>    - STL sets of custom types now allowed.
> >>    - Template parameters now allowed to be enum values.
> >>    - Allow classes with no default constructor.
> >>
> >> Join in the Fun!<
> http://xdress.org/previous/0.4_release_notes.html#join-in-the-fun>
> >>
> >> If you are interested in using xdress on your project (and need help),
> >> contributing back to xdress, starting up a development team, or writing
> >> your own code generation plugin tool, please let us know. Participation
> is
> >> very welcome!
> >>  Authors <http://xdress.org/previous/0.4_release_notes.html#authors>
> >>
> >>    - Anthony Scopatz <http://scopatz.com/>
> >>    - Geoffrey Irving *
> >>    - James Casbon *
> >>    - Kevin Tew *
> >>    - Spencer Lyon
> >>    - John Wiggins
> >>    - Matt McCormick
> >>    - Brad Buran
> >>    - Chris Harris *
> >>    - Gerald Dalley *
> >>    - Micky Latowicki *
> >>    - Mike C. Fletcher *
> >>    - Robert Schwarz *
> >>
> >> An * indicates a first time contributor.
> >> Links <http://xdress.org/previous/0.4_release_notes.html#links>
> >>
> >>    1. Homepage - http://xdress.org/
> >>    2. Mailing List - https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/xdress
> >>    3. GitHub Organization - https://github.com/xdress
> >>
> >>
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