[Python-Dev] Re: Inline and SWIG

David Beazley beazley@cs.uchicago.edu
Wed, 22 Aug 2001 21:31:00 -0500 (CDT)

Ka-Ping Yee writes:

 > I think the audiences are different.  SWIG is for taking an existing
 > library of C or C++ code and making it available in Python.  It seems
 > to me that Inline is about making multiple languages available to a
 > programmer while the programmer is writing new code.  I agree with you
 > that the first task is much, much harder.  However, there is also a
 > useful payoff from the second.

Definitely!  I saw a demo of Inline when I visited Activestate awhile
back and was blown away ("You mean you can do that?!?").  Pretty neat