Wrapper packages (was Re: [PyKDE] Heirarchy of header files !!)

Dave Kuhlman dkuhlman at cutter.rexx.com
Fri Aug 15 16:48:00 BST 2003

On Fri, Aug 15, 2003 at 10:31:56AM -0400, Charles Mason Iv wrote:
> I'm interested in starting a project of my own which involves a software
> package that for which I intend to provide wrapping calls to Python.  I've
> read numerous postings regarding who uses SWIG, Boost, or SIP, yet I
> havn't heard any concrete evidence why any of these are better than the
> other.  One person stated that you should only use SIP if you plan on
> interfacing with Qt.  Is this true?  SWIG I read, is bloated and
> not-very-easy to use.  In this day and age, shouldn't we be able to come
> up with a software package that's not only simple, but well designed too
> (with available documentation)? Which of the available wrapper generators
> out there do this?  Any ideas?  Which would be best to wrap an arbitrary
> library to python calls?

Here is a link to a comparison document that may be of help:



Dave Kuhlman
dkuhlman at rexx.com

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