Scripting C++ -- Boost.Python vs CORBA vs ???
cmaloney at physics.ucsb.edu
Wed Feb 20 18:50:05 CET 2002
Thanks Dave. You raise some issues that've been puzzling me.
rasmussn at lanl.gov has been good enough to bring the lanl SILOON
project to my attention.
David Abrahams wrote:
> "Craig Maloney" <cmaloney at physics.ucsb.edu> wrote in message
> news:3C7283E4.4050604 at physics.ucsb.edu...
> One of the design goals for Boost.Python was to avoid the language support
> issues that tend to plague systems which attempt to parse C++. Parsing C++
> is hard; AFAIK all of the wrapping systems which try to do it break down in
> some areas. Boost.Python uses the builtin type inference abilities of your
> C++ compiler instead of parsing the C++ code separately.
As I understand it, the SILOON project uses a commercial parser known as
PDT from uoregon. Have you, or has anyone else had any experience with
the SILOON/PDT project? On the face of it, my guess would be that you
would be somewhat skeptical of their claims?
As for the CERN Root interpereter (CINT)
http://root.cern.ch/root/Cint.html -- which I had already heard about
from my friends in the know in the particle physics community -- I
would assume that many here also harbor the same skeptecism toward the
C++ interpereter as they do toward the C++ parsing systems?
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