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:
“Windows users should download swigwin-1.3.39 which includes a prebuilt
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
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.