[geos-devel] Perl bindings via SWIG

Charlie Savage cfis at savagexi.com
Tue Aug 1 23:34:52 EDT 2006

Hi Ari,

Great work.

One thing to take a look at is the bindings in CVS for Geos 3 which are 
a fair bit different because they are based on the C API.  Almost all 
the code is centralized in geos.i, but you'll have to implement a couple 
of methods for Ruby (see python.i or ruby.i for examples).

Also, for GEOS 3 the SWIG bindings are included in the build system. 
For perl to be added would require the correct automake macros, see the 
python and ruby examples again (see the top levels macro directory). 
You'll also need a Makefile.am in the python directory.

> 3. ran swig (in msys) with arguments: -c++ -perl5 -o geos_wrap.cxx ../geos.i
> The resulting geos_wrap.cxx had to be fixed by adding 
> #ifdef select
>   #undef select
> #endif
> Around "Workaround perl5 global namespace..."

Can you add this via %inline in perl.i?

> I'll probably do more tests with the module later, but this looks promising --
> and the annoying things that I had to fix are assumably non-problems under
> Linux. Thanks for Sean and Charlie for setting up the environment.

Check out Geos 3, and let me know what annoying things you run into and 
I'll get the fixed.

Once again, great work.

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