ANN: Boost.Python v2

David Abrahams dave at
Fri Oct 11 22:53:31 CEST 2002

I'm pleased to announce that v. 1.29.0 of the Boost C++ libraries
( has been released!

This marks the first release of v2 of the Boost.Python library
(, a C++ library enabling seamless
interoperability between C++ and the Python programming language. The
new version has been rewritten from the ground up, with a more
convenient and flexible interface, and many new capabilities,
including support for:

  - References and Pointers 
  - Globally Registered Type Coercions 
  - Automatic Cross-Module Type Conversions 
  - Efficient Function Overloading 
  - C++ to Python Exception Translation 
  - Default Arguments 
  - Keyword Arguments 
  - Manipulating Python objects in C++ 
  - Exporting C++ Iterators as Python Iterators 
  - Documentation Strings 

Of course, the old abilities to wrap classes and functions are still
there. Thanks to all Boost.Python's contributors and users for their patience
and their support.

           David Abrahams * Boost Consulting
dave at *

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