Williams, Gerald S (Jerry)
Fri Apr 4 14:10:00 GMT 2003
I've updated the version of SWIG to 1.3.19-1. Tarballs should
be available on the Cygwin mirrors shortly.
As per the SWIG web page (http://www.swig.org):
SWIG (Simplified Wrapper Interface Generator) is a software
development tool that connects programs written in C and C++
with a variety of high-level programming languages. SWIG is
primarily used with common scripting languages such as Perl,
Python, Tcl/Tk, Ruby, Guile and MzScheme, however the list
of supported languages also includes non-scripting languages
such as Java and OCAML. SWIG is most commonly used to create
high-level interpreted programming environments, user
interfaces, and as a tool for testing and prototyping C/C++
software. SWIG may be freely used, distributed, and modified
for commercial and noncommercial use.
Version 1.3.19 is a regular development release of SWIG. More
information, including release notes and user documentation,
can be found in the directory /usr/doc/swig-1.3.19/.
One thing that won't be currently found in that directory is
an issue that has come up with the latest Cygwin release of
Perl (5.8.0), which uses 64-bit integers. This results in
some warnings of the following type when compiling the output
warning: cast to pointer from integer of different size
It is specifically caused by the SWIG_ConvertPtr() function,
which casts Perl type IV (now a long long) into a pointer in
This warning does not appear to cause any test cases to fail.
This issue just came up and is being addressed by the SWIG
Cygwin SWIG maintainer
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