SWIG and SIP

Richard Jones rjones at ekit-inc.com
Thu Aug 22 23:59:37 CEST 2002


On Fri, 23 Aug 2002 12:00 am, Keith S. wrote:
> Can anyone outline the differences in the above two
> applications for Python interfaces to C++? It appears
> that SIP is preferable, is this true?

I believe SIP came about because the author needed to wrap C++ back when 
SWIG's support for C++ was minimal or nonexistent (a long time ago :). I 
don't believe boost.python existed back then either.

It looks like no-one's able to offer up a comparison - feel like writing one 
yourself? The community would love ya :)

[and hey, add something to the wiki on python.org so others can maintain it 
:)]


    Richard





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