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Re: [Adonthell-devel] Support for SWIG 1.3.29 added

From: Andrew Phillips
Subject: Re: [Adonthell-devel] Support for SWIG 1.3.29 added
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2006 01:10:45 -0600

Ah. I see. I didn't realize how deeply our code and SWIG are
intertwined. Thanks.


On 3/30/06, Kai Sterker <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 3/29/06, Andrew Phillips <address@hidden> wrote:
> > I'm really beginning to wonder what goes on in the minds of the Swig
> > developers. Doesn't every new version cause bugs for code built with
> > previous versions? How can any given patch release cause so much
> > change in their code?
> The problem is that we're using internal functions of SWIG that are
> not supposed to be used by anyone but SWIG. If you stick to the
> creation of python wrappers, you're pretty much safe. Actually, the
> v0.3 code still works unchanged ...
> For v0.4, there are some debugging functions (like printing all the
> classes known to SWIG when object passing to Python fails) that depend
> upon SWIG internals. I do hope that they do not make that many drastic
> changes, but OTOH if they manage to improve performance or support
> more features of C++ that way, I'm happy to change our code from time
> to time. (Given that it only took a couple of hours, that's not such a
> big deal).
> Kai
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