On 9/16/2016 12:01 PM, Michael Steinberg wrote:
> Hello all,
> 
> when activating python bindings on my msvc build with a few refactor
> commits applied, it came to my attention that SWIG simply does not
> support std::unique_ptr.

Yet.  I'm sure they are going to have to implement it at some point.
You can always write your own swig wrapper something like this:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/27693812/how-to-handle-unique-ptrs-with-swig

As some of you may or may not know, the new wxpython project phoenix is
using sip instead of swig so that in and of itself may put us in a
position where we have to change to sip.  I would rather wait and see
what shakes out with the new wxpython implementation rather than head
down a path that only has to be changed yet again.

> 
> With this message I want to ask what is the common view whether it is
> okay to have SWIG thumbscrew the project's source code, considering
> there are alternative generators, and generatorless libraries like
> pybind11. Of those alternatives I would *personally* prefer the latter,
> as it is no black box and the binding generation is part of the normal
> c++ source code.

Honestly, changing scripting language generators does not thrill me at
this point in the project.  It would most likely break all of the python
scripting work done thus far which would create a lot backlash.

> There's been a discussion on the irc channel regardings this and also
> the dependency on having wx exported as well. So I thought the logical
> consequence would be to broaden the audience and move the discussion here.
> 
> Cheers!
> Michael
> 
> 
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