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Re: Kicad + V8/NodeJS/Swig [split from kicad ideas mail]


I've been doing some experiments about that during the weekend, with python
as a first target, and using SWIG (which should be highly desired, as it's
something easier to mantain).

And by now, what I found is that swig is quite mature, but mainly ready for

    Python--->[extension]/extension_wrap.o ---->library.so

This is one of our intended usages, but,  for usage inside kicad:


It may require some hacking. They had an embed.i that can be a start point.
The problem is that SWIG build wrapper modules that are ready to be loaded
from python, but they include all the swig logic. So then, if we linked
kicad + python lib + wrapper_kicad.cxx + wrapper_eeschema.cxx +
wrapper_pcbnew.cxx then the swig code would be x3 times.

So I'll keep playing until I find a good way, and then we could really
estimate the man/hours needed :-)

2012/2/25 Fabio Varesano <fabio.varesano@xxxxxxxxx>

> +1 on choosing Python over LUA or JS. Blender is using Python as scripting
> language and also internally.. and I guess Blender's requirements are
> pretty similar to those of KiCad.
> On 02/24/2012 09:22 PM, Miguel Angel Ajo Pelayo wrote:
>> About python, yes, I think it fits the same way lua does, and I'm my
>> opinion, it has more libraries
>> that can be useful for the scripts (like image manipulation, etc...).
>> There wasn't a branch already
>> trying this, how good or bad did it go?
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