[GRASS-user] What's the point with Grass/Python SWIG interface?

Hamish hamish_nospam at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 27 23:31:04 EDT 2007

G. Allegri wrote:
> As you said, without the SWIG API, the most I can do is making system calls
> ("os.popen") to run Grass bash commands, with an unacceptable slowness and
> the obvious limitations it puts.

Sure it's more overhead, and a pain to pass data back and forth, but does
running as system calls from Python really make it run any slower or
impose any hard limitations?

curious; I know little about Python,


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