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Connects C and C++ programs various high-level programming languages

SWIG (Simplified Wrapper and Interface Generator) is a development that connects programs written in C and C++ with a variety of high-level programming languages. It is primarily used with common scripting languages such as Perl, Python, Tcl/Tk, and Ruby, but it also supports non-scripting languages such as Java, OCAML and C# and several interpreted and compiled Scheme implementations (Guile, MzScheme, Chicken). SWIG is most commonly used to create high-level interpreted or compiled programming environments, user interfaces, and as a tool for testing and prototyping C/C++ software. It can also export its parse tree as XML and Lisp s-expressions.


User tutorial available in HTML format from http://www.swig.org/tutorial.html; User manual available in HTML format from http://www.swig.org/Doc1.1/HTML/Contents.html; User manual available in PDF format from http://www.swig.org/Doc1.1/PDF/SWIGManual.pdf; Developer's guide available in HTML format from http://www.swig.org/Doc1.3/index.html; Developer's guide available in PDF format from http://www.swig.org/swigdoc.pdf; Developer's guide available in PostScript format from http://www.swig.org/swigdoc.ps



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Janet Casey

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13 January 2004

Leaders and contributors

Dave Beazley Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Bug TrackingVCS Repository Webviewhttp://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=1645&atid=101645

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 4 March 2017.


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