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Sam Roberts <> writes:
>>> I have the impression swig works better when binding C++ to an object
>>> oriented language,
>> I think that's a mistaken impression.  Swig does a _very_ good job
>> binding Lua and C++.  It almost always does "the right thing", so one
>> doesn't have to worry about it most of the time.
> Uh, Miles, you said you think I've a mistaken impression...

Hmm, I thought your implication was that Lua wasn't an object-oriented
language and thus using swig to bind C++ to Lua didn't work so well.

So you were really saying using swig to bind C to Lua doesn't work so

In that case, I dunno; clearly swig doesn't have as big an advantage as
with C++ interfaces, and its various problems are relatively bigger, but
still... for a biggish interface, it seems much easier to copy a bunch
of header-file contents and tweak them than write a bunch of hand-rolled
interface thunks -- even if the latter is _straightforward_, still, it's

As usual, YMMV, depending on the details of the interface.

For _small_ interfaces, I'd just hand-roll it, as of course that gives
you the most control, and avoids dependencies.


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