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- Subject: Re: YALL (Yet Another LoadLib <g>)
- From: "Thatcher Ulrich" <tu@...>
- Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2002 11:34:05 -0500
On Feb 08, 2002 at 11:05 -0500, J. Perkins wrote:
> Before I ramble on too much, you can get it all here:
Cool! That's a very very small .exe :)
> it. Writing the SDL wrapper was a little clumsy but I think it would
> be possible to adapt toLua or swig to write the code, something I
> might look into.
I originally tried both on the SDL .h files, and ended up using
LuaSWIG. SWIG takes the same basic approach as toLua: you feed in a
modified form of C/C++ header files, and out comes a .c file with Lua
wrapper functions. Parsing C/C++ directly to generate a wrapper is
not so easy to do though, so it inevitably involves some manual
tweaking. I think SWIG is more complete than toLua as far as being
able to parse generic C/C++ code, although I did have to fiddle with
LuaSWIG a little bit to get the results I wanted.
The SDL.i (tweaked versions of SDL headers) and the generated
SDL_wrap.c (Lua binding code) is all in the original meteor shower
package at http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=31763
A cool feature for LuaSWIG would be to directly generate source for a
lua_uselib and LTN7-compliant module.
> Until I saw Thatcher's game I didn't realize how useful a vanilla
> SDL/OpenGL binding could be for prototyping stuff.
Yeah, it's pretty neat. I'll probably start writing more graphics
experiments in Lua in the future.
Thatcher Ulrich <email@example.com>