[vtkusers] vtk and python - some questions.
Jonathan M. Gilligan
jonathan.gilligan at vanderbilt.edu
Tue Oct 24 12:14:55 EDT 2000
At 10:15 AM 10/24/2000, Prabhu Ramachandran wrote:
> I believe that at one time SWIG (www.swig.org) was used to
>generate the wrappings. What were the problems with swig and why is
>it not used any more?
SWIG was never used. The following exchange between myself and Jody Winston
may be instructive:
At 2:47 PM 06/11/1998, Jody Winston wrote:
Jonathan> On a related topic, would it be worth considering moving
Jonathan> the wrapper generation over to SWIG? This might help
Jonathan> with maintenance since SWIG seems capable of taking a
Jonathan> single interface spec. and generating wrappers for many
Jonathan> scripting languages directly from that.
Jody> We do not want to use SWIG in it's present state. I tried to use SWIG
Jody> and vtk 2.0 to interface with python. I gave up and started to use
Jody> the code generation that comes with vtk since SWIG does not support
Jody> overloaded methods.
Jonathan M. Gilligan <jonathan.gilligan at vanderbilt.edu>
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