[vtkusers] embedding python vtk pipelines in c++ vtk

Prabhu Ramachandran prabhu at aero.iitm.ernet.in
Thu Mar 8 11:12:00 EST 2001


>>>>> "Charl" == Charl P Botha <c.p.botha at its.tudelft.nl> writes:

    Charl> I have looked at CXX (cxx.sourceforge.net) but it seems
    Charl> that this wants to wrap all python datastructures in its
    Charl> own C++ equivalents.  Has anyone got any ideas w.r.t. this
    Charl> (combining python vtk pipelines with pipelines in a mainly
    Charl> C++ application)?

Take a look at the Boost Python Library (http://www.boost.org).  It is
rather easy to use and allows you to wrap C++ objects into Python very
well.  Infact you can overload virtual methods in Python and have them
called by a c++ library if you do things right.  You will have to
write wrapper code by hand to wrap your C++ library - but that should
not be too hard.  It is really nice, and definitely worth a shot at.

If you wait long enough you could use Kitware's GCC XML extensions to
wrap your code to Python and other languages automatically! :)



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