[geos-devel] GEOS Ruby bindings gem and extensions

Charlie Savage cfis at savagexi.com
Wed Dec 1 15:57:07 EST 2010

> 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.

Ah, good point.  Yes it is, and is a default part of Ruby 1.9.2 I 
believe.  So that's another option that didn't really exist back when 
the bindings were first done.  Using them, you could do all ruby code.


Charlie Savage

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