[geos-devel] GEOS Ruby bindings gem and extensions

Simon Tokumine si at tinypla.net
Wed Dec 1 15:16:50 EST 2010

Ruby ffi went 1.0 yesterday, so perhaps good timing? I'd be very happy to help with a porting to FFI if it happened.

All the best,


On 1 Dec 2010, at 19:15, Sean Gillies <sean.gillies at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 11:55 AM, strk <strk at keybit.net> wrote:
>> On Wed, Dec 01, 2010 at 11:44:05AM -0700, Charlie Savage wrote:
>>> The downside is that the different language bindings (ie python and
>>> ruby) go their separate ways. But that is already the case anyway...
>> Yeah, also for PHP I didn't use swig...
> I've nothing other than anecdotal evidence, but I'm convinced Shapely
> (https://github.com/sgillies/shapely) has picked up more patches than
> it would have if it were maintained within GEOS. I've also been able
> to push out 22 releases in the time that GEOS has had 11 (11 is not a
> bad number at all).
> Isn't Ruby-FFI (https://github.com/ffi/ffi/wiki/why-use-ffi)
> production ready? I'm having nothing but success with Python's ctypes
> (and libffi) on Linux, OS X, and Windows.
> --
> Sean Gillies
> Programmer
> Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
> New York University
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