Python Extension Designer / Builder.

Karl M. Syring syring at
Sun Jan 27 08:56:02 CET 2002

"Skip Montanaro" <skip at> schrieb
>     Gustavo> You hit the nail on the head; I didn't actually know *why*
>     Gustavo> seemed to me backwards, but it gave me an ugly gut feeling
>     Gustavo> everytime I sat down to use it.  But, having the code
>     Gustavo> in python, it's much easier to work with, and control.
> The big win with SWIG is that one description can be reused for multiple
> language wrappers.
>     Gustavo> My idea of using XML as a description language is that,
>     Gustavo> first, it's already a standard for metadata representation.
> XML is fine I suppose if you have a GUI to generate it, but if you want to
> edit the description using a plain old text editor, having it in a format
> like SWIG's .i file or Gtk's s-expressions makes more sense to me.

This is beyond my mental capacity. Why must you use XML if you could write
the description in Python?

Karl M. Syring

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