[GRASS5] Swig interface for Grass

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Tue Aug 30 18:28:20 EDT 2005

Ari Jolma wrote:

> [note: this discussion got initiated outside this list]
> Markus Neteler wrote:
> >One example as "seed" may be sufficient to get other people
> >interested, something like a proof of concept. This may break
> >the barrier to do more python and perl with GRASS.
> >  
> >
> Well, I managed to get a Grass error message from a Perl program :)
> I made a simple Swig interface file into which I added the main() from 
> r.slope.aspect with a new name:
> int r_slope_aspect (int argc, char **argv);
> With this I get the wrapper code and the Grass Perl module. Then I made 
> a simple Makefile.PL for the Perl extension, which lists the shared 
> grass libs and object code files from the wrapper and the 
> r_slope_aspect. Makefile.PL is standard, after running it gives 
> Makefile, which is for making the necessary binaries for the Grass 
> module and installing the module etc. I put into the test code a 
> function call:
> Grass::r_slope_aspect(1,['abc']);
> which gives me the Grass error "ERROR: LOCATION_NAME not set"
> I have a Grass database and I get the same error running r.slope.aspect.

Are you running this from within a GRASS session? The GRASS libraries
require a number of environment variables to be set.

Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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