← Revision 45 as of 2008-11-15 14:00:11
converted to 1.6 markup
|Deletions are marked like this.||Additions are marked like this.|
|Line 1:||Line 1:|
|The Boost.Python Library binds C++ and Python in a mostly-seamless fashion. It is just one member of the boost C++ library collection at http://www.boost.org.
Use the Boost Python Library to quickly and easily export C++ to Python such that the Python interface is very similar to the C++ interface. It is designed to be minimally intrusive on your C++ design. In most cases, you should not have to alter your C++ classes in any way in order to use them with Boost.Python. The system should simply ''reflect'' your C++ classes and functions into Python. Boost.Python bindings are written in pure C++, using no tools other than your editor and your C++ compiler.
The Python [http://www.python.org/sigs/c++-sig/ C++-sig] serves as a mailing list for users of the library. Documentation for the current release is available at http://www.boost.org/libs/python/. Development documentation, which is usually more up-to-date, is available through the [http://cvs.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/*checkout*/boost/boost/libs/python/doc/index.html Boost CVSWeb] interface.
|'''Boost.Python''' binds C++ and Python. Read [[/GettingStarted]] for an introduction.|
|Line 11:||Line 7:|
|* ["/FAQ"]|| * [[/GettingStarted]]
|Line 14:||Line 11:|
| * ["/module"] level: def,scope
| * [[/module]] level: def,scope
|Line 26:||Line 27:|
| 1. ["/Inheritance"]
| 1. [[/Inheritance]]
|Line 33:||Line 34:|
|Line 34:||Line 36:|
From David Abrahams:
Boost.Python is designed with the idea in mind that users never touch a Py``Object*.
Boost.Python depends on quite a few of the other boost libraries (possibly a few others):
IIUC, ["weave"] can be used for embedding nontrivial C++ code, if you're
willing to stick it all inside one function body. Furthermore, tools like
weave.blitz() can make an enormous difference by compiling an entire C++
expression template corresponding to an arbitrarily complicated Python
expression. Surely that's nontrivial. It's definitely ''cool''. I think weave
offers enormous power to the person who's programming mostly in Python.
Boost.Python binds C++ and Python. Read /GettingStarted for an introduction.
This page serves as a forum to gather peoples' experience and as a cookbook, as it is more dynamic by nature and open to contributors.
/module level: def,scope