What are the differences between SWIG and Boost.Python?

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Thu Apr 10 11:38:33 CEST 2003


Dominic <oblivious at web.de> writes:

> > But it's especially nice to wrap C with Pyrex because it VERY easy to adapt
> > interface to pythonic way.
> 
> Pyrex is a very nice tool :) I like it very much.
> 
> I have used it to glue xmms-control with a
> python script. The char* strings returned
> by xmms need to be freed which can be
> easily done with Pyrex and a
> two line utilitiy function.
> My previous swig wrapped functions
> simply leaked the memory :(

Heh, I just rewrote libxmms in Python...

Cheers,
M.

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