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SWIG introductory article at

by gjb (Vicar)
on Dec 14, 2005 at 09:26 UTC ( #516566=perlnews: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Given a recent thread about integrating existing C/C++ code into Perl, an article on SWIG over at may be of interest.

Hope this helps, -gjb-

Update: this article was announced today via's mailing list I subscribed to.

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Re: SWIG introductory article at
by rinceWind (Monsignor) on Dec 14, 2005 at 12:34 UTC

    How old is that article, I wonder? Personally, I wouldn't recommend anyone to go near nsPerl 5.005_03 with a barge pole! ActiveState Perl isn't even mentioned.

    Can anyone give me the pros and cons of using SWIG over XS or Inline::C, given that I'm not interested in writing a generic wrapper for Python, tcl, etc.


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