ANN: SIP v4.5 Released

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.co.uk
Sun Nov 5 14:11:21 CET 2006


Riverbank Computing is pleased to announce the release of SIP v4.5 available 
from http://www.riverbankcomputing.co.uk/sip/.

SIP is a tool for generating Python modules that wrap C or C++ libraries.  It 
is similar to SWIG.  It is used to generate PyQt and PyKDE.  Full 
documentation is available at 
http://www.riverbankcomputing.com/Docs/sip4/sipref.html.

SIP is licensed under the Python License and runs on Windows, UNIX, Linux and 
MacOS/X.  SIP requires Python v2.3 or later.

The main focus of this release is support for Python v2.5.

Other features of SIP include:

- extension modules are implemented as a single binary .pyd or .so file (no
  Python stubs)
- support for Python new-style classes
- generated modules are quick to import, even for large libraries
- support for Qt's signal/slot mechanism
- thread support
- the ability to re-implement C++ abstract and virtual methods in Python
- the ability to define Python classes that derive from abstract C++ classes
- the ability to spread a class hierarchy across multiple Python modules
- support for C++ namespaces
- support for C++ exceptions
- support for C++ operators
- an extensible build system written in Python that supports over 50
  platform/compiler combinations
- the generation of API files for IDEs that support autocompletion and call
  tips.

Phil



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