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Re: Moving bindings into a separate project.

From: Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org>
Date: 2004-02-23 09:11:17 CET

On Sun, Feb 22, 2004 at 09:57:56PM -0600, Dave Rolsky wrote:
> Actually, for Perl, in theory it can be easier. The vast majority of
> bindings to C libraries are available from CPAN, and can be downloaded and
> installed via the CPAN or CPANPLUS tools. Generally, the only
> prerequisite is that you have the appropriate headers installed, which in
> most cases will mean installing the appropriate libsvn-dev package for
> your system.
> AFAIC, having the Perl bindings only available in the core subversion
> tarball is incredibly irritating, and makes installation much harder.

My understanding is CPAN won't accept SWIG based bindings anyway. So
separating the Perl bindings still won't get them in CPAN. Switching to
an XS based binding would require significantly more effort to maintain.

If someone knows of a SWIG based module existing in CPAN I'd be
intersted. 1.1 of SWIG is on CPAN. But other than that I know of no
distribution of any SWIG related code on CPAN. And I seem to recall
seeing something that said it wouldn't be done, though I can't tell you
where I saw it.

Ben Reser <ben@reser.org>
"Conscience is the inner voice which warns us somebody may be looking."
- H.L. Mencken
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