[JDEV] The scripting-language mess

Scott Robinson scott at tranzoa.com
Sat Aug 7 14:43:41 CDT 1999


I wasn't aware of the existance of SWIG. It sounds perfectly suited to what
we're trying to do. Could you supply an address with more information?

Scott.

* Allen Short translated into ASCII [Sat, Aug 07, 1999 at 02:32:00AM -0500][<m11D0xW-002fA2C at ghostwheel.dhis.org>]
> 
> Having watched discussion for and against various scripting languages pass
> around, I begin to wonder - Why do we have to choose? SWIG, the Simplified
> Wrapper and Interface Generator, allows you to write an interface to the C
> functions you want your scripts to call, and automatically generate Guile,
> Perl, Python, or Tcl/Tk modules or libraries, with no modification to your
> code. (Eiffel and Java backends are in development.) Although this doesn't
> address the issue of ECMAScript, it seems to be the easiest way to address
> the issue, neither allowing only a single language, nor having to produce
> a wad of hacks in a vain attempt to support multiple scripting languages.
> 
> Allen Short
> 
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