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- Subject: RE: C/C++ bindings: automated or by hand?
- From: "Daniel Collins" <dcplus@...>
- Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 12:07:52 +1000
> I've been using "swig" generated bindings for a lua interface
> to my program. While it has its problems (mostly bloat), it
> hasn't required _any_ changes in my underlying C++ api, and
> making the interface definition files is really easy
> (basically you just copy the class defs from the existing C++
> header files into your interface def file and trim/annotate
> them there to tweak the result).
SWIG is next on my list to try. I need to learn it for work so I can
generate some native C++ to C# binding code.
I was able to revert the C++ API changes once I fixed the bug in
> I've thought that maybe sometime in the future I'd make my
> own hand-rolled interface to trim some of the bloat, but that
> goal seems increasingly distant...
I know the feeling. Particularly for work projects, once something is
working it is hard to justify the time to make it more aesthetically