[sword-devel] Best Windows compiler to use to make Python bindings to Sword?
jonmmorgan at gmail.com
Tue Feb 25 19:01:17 MST 2014
On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 6:24 AM, rj_qgsous_sword <
rj_qgsous_sword at objectmail.com> wrote:
> Thank you for your helpful answers. I had been attempting to use CMake to
> build a Visual Studio 2008 project and make the SWIG bindings. Now I
> understand why that didn't work.
> Also, I now have some more questions:
> 1. @Jon You mentioned that you used the Visual Studio project for C#
> in the bindings/swig/vstudio directory. Does this mean that I need to use
> Visual Studio C# instead of Visual Studio C++? I'm somewhat confused about
> this, since I thought that SWIG and Python would need Visual Studio C++
> rather than C#.
> This is going from memory, but I think I would have modified it to work
with Python rather than C#, and I think as a result it would only have
needed VC++, not VC#.
> 1. I am thinking that I might be switching soon from Python 2 to
> Python 3. So I was also wondering if it is possible to build the SWIG
> bindings for Python 3? If I understand correctly, SWIG claims to have
> Python 3 support. If I were to switch to Python 3, I suppose I would then
> want to use Visual Studio 2010, since that is what Python 3 is built with.
> I don't know if anyone has used SWORD with Python 3. I certainly haven't.
But yes, I would always recommend using the same compiler as was used to
build the Python runtime.
> Thank you.
> -- Timothy
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