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Subject: Re: [boost] Java bindings for boost (was RE: [git] Mercurial?)
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-03-20 05:19:58

on Tue Mar 20 2012, Nathan Ridge <> wrote:

>> Nathan Ridge wrote:
>> > > > You're kidding right? If not - let's switch Boost to Java - it's
>> > > > way more popular!
>> > >
>> > > As a first step, boost could provide Java bindings similar to the
>> > > existing python bindings. Anyone?
>> >
>> > What purpose would that serve? A lot of Boost's functionality is
>> > covered by the Java
>> > standard library, and for the rest, the concepts don't map well to Java
>> > (try writing Java bindings to MPL...).
>> But wouldn't your arguments apply to the existing python bindings in the same way?
>> Anyway, that suggestion wasn't meant too serious. (More precisely, I
>> know too little about this subject for being able to judge whether
>> this suggestion could make sense or not.)
> I confess, I do not know anything about the existing python bindings. I'm
> aware of a library called Boost.Python, but my understanding is that this
> is a library for creating python bindings to any C++ library, rather than
> being python bindings for Boost itself. Could you provide a link to the
> existing python bindings?

Several Boost libraries have Python bindings in Boost using
Boost.Python. IIRC, MPI, MultiArray, and Graph are examples.

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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