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- Subject: Re: Lua 5.0 and tolua/SWIG ?
- From: Juergen Fuhrmann <fuhrmann@...>
- Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2002 12:33:58 +0200 (MEST)
> Tue, 3 Sep 2002 09:31:33 +0100 (BST)
> Reuben Thomas <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Is there any intention to use the newer versions of SWIG (1.3+ ) for
> > that ? I tried luaswig, and decided to prefer tolua for the time being
> > as I found no canonical way to specify garbage collection tag methods
> > and such in a more or less obvious fashion. My impression was that the
> > last stable SWIG version was not ripe enough to do a clean job, and SWIG
> > evolved quite a lot since than.
> Why are you interested in using SWIG? I use it because it's better than
> tolua at understanding esoteric C constructs, but if I had the choice I'd
> rather use tolua.
SWIG would contain the option to use other extension languages or JAVA
at the same time. However, in order to realize it, quite some work
still would be necessary to invest.
Basically I would not think about it if we would have some lean,
consistent option for an UI toolkit working together with Lua. For
myself, I see two options:
a) Lua-FLTK of Jay Carlson but the currend binding needs the so-called
property patch to tolua -- we would need to carry over this patch to
5.0. IMHO, unless wxwindows and IUP, FLTK is very much in the spirit
of Lua: lean, fast, portable.
b) LuaJava of Carlos Cassino with JAVA Swing classes. As far as I
understand, it did not make it to Lua4.0. The obvious advantage for
us is that we can find lots of students etc. speaking Java for GUI
I very much would like to invest two weeks or so in order to get a) to
work, for b) I feel not qualified enough. But I am charged with lots
of other stuff and cannot allow this to myself...
In the bottomline: I think lua needs a canonical option for GUI
building, and some concentration of forces on that. So that everyone
who asks what to use can be told: Unless your demands are not too
exotic, use ... for your GUI.