has FreeBSD's libc been swigged?

Vivek Khera vivek at khera.org
Tue Dec 4 10:53:34 PST 2007

On Dec 4, 2007, at 1:45 PM, Chuck Robey wrote:

> Vivek Khera wrote:
>> On Dec 3, 2007, at 3:40 PM, Chuck Robey wrote:
>>> Need to do some python work, using a lot of FreeBSD's base libs,  
>>> and I was wondering, if any ports have swigged the FreeBSD libs?   
>>> I'll do it if I must, just trying to save me some work.
>> Not understanding your use of the word "swigged", all I can say is  
>> that the ports do not touch the system libraries except in the rare  
>> case of things like openssl which have the _option_ to install on  
>> top of the system ssl libraries.
> devel/swig is a well-known interface generator, which automates  
> writing the interfaces, so that the scripting languages can make  
> direct use of compiled languaes.  My particular target is to get  
> python to use FreeBSD llibraries, so your comment is amiss in this  
> case, although you are correct in general..

Aha!  Well, I've even used SWIG in the past with perl, but I didn't  
catch the connection.  Thanks!

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