Forum: Ruby Installing SWIG on Windows For Ruby 1.8.6

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Newb N. (Guest)
on 2009-04-23 15:16
Hello Everyone..

I m running on windows and i have Ruby 1.8.6 installed.

now i would like to use SWIG for creating Ruby Extension in C.

i have googled that how to use and how to install SWIG on Windows.

but they were out dated...

Any Links to install SWIG and how to use SWIG for Ruby 1.8.6 on Windows


i m really expecting your valuable help in this regard...

Kindly Advice me...


Thanks a bunch
Alex F. (Guest)
on 2009-04-24 00:56
(Received via mailing list)
Newb N. wrote:

> I m running on windows and i have Ruby 1.8.6 installed.
>
> now i would like to use SWIG for creating Ruby Extension in C.
>
> i have googled that how to use and how to install SWIG on Windows.

The first result from:
http://www.google.com/search?q=swig+install+windows

is: http://www.swig.org/download.html

which says
"Windows users should download swigwin-1.3.39 which includes a prebuilt
executable"

This is the correct advice.

Download the zip file and unpack it. In it you'll swig.exe. You can then
run swig like this "C:/path/to/swig.exe ...." or add the unpacked
directory to your PATH environment variable if you want to be able to
just type "swig ..."

Then all you have to do is figure out SWIG. The docs are pretty dense
but have a reasonable introduction to the basics and some ruby-specific
issues.

http://www.swig.org/Doc1.3/Ruby.html

As it gets more complex, other good sections to read are 'swig basics',
'typemaps', and, if you're dealing with C++ objects, possibly
cross-language polymorphism in the Python section.

http://www.swig.org/Doc1.3/SWIG.html
http://www.swig.org/Doc1.3/Typemaps.html
http://www.swig.org/Doc1.3/Python.html#Python_directors

hth
alex
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