[mythtv] Re: python bindings
scullduggery at gmail.com
Fri Dec 10 02:15:53 UTC 2004
At one point I tried to SWIG (and boost.python) mythtv 0.14. I just
ran out of steam after hunting down lots of peripheral problems. I
don't know if it was SWIG, or mythtv, or an architectural impedance
mismatch between the two (most likely). I did have much better luck
in terms of code coverage with SWIG. I am not an expert, by any
stretch, using SWIG or boost - so YMMV. I agree that it would be
great if python extensions were available to open up plugin writer
accessibility further. Certainly C++ isn't always the "right tool for
On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 00:05:53 +0000, James Casbon
<james.casbon at a4internet.com> wrote:
> On Thursday 09 December 2004 18:03, Matthew Conway wrote:
> > On Thu, 9 Dec 2004 17:52:54 -0000 (GMT), Phil Thompson
> > <phil at river-bank.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> > > PyQt is build using SIP
> > > (http://www.river-bank.demon.co.uk/docs/sip/sipref.html) which makes it
> > > easy to define new Python modules that extend existing ones (like PyQt).
> > > PyQt doesn't use SWIG because (historically) the C++ support has been
> > > less than ideal.
> > Any thoughts on Boost.Python (http://www.boost.org/libs/python/doc/)?
> > I guess I'll end up playing with all three a bit to see which one fits
> > mythtv the best.
> So much for:
> "There should be one-- and preferably only one --obvious way to do it."
> This doesn't seem to apply here.
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