has FreeBSD's libc been swigged?
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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