Note as of March, 1999.
You don't really make and install CXX in the conventional sense. The makethis.py / Setup enclosed is for the demo. You'll need to make Python with C++. ECGS does not quite compile CXX yet but is getting there.
Fixed definition of extension type to match 1.5.2. This version will presumably not compile with older versions of Python. This can be fixed by using the previous version's definition. I did not take the time to find out what these new "flags" are for nor put in any methods to deal with them.
This is an experimental set of files for supporting the creation of Python extensions in C++.
Documentation is in progress at http://xfiles.llnl.gov.
To use CXX you use the header files in Include, such as CXX_Objects.h or CXX_Extensions.h. You must include the sources in Src in your sources to supply parts of the CXX classes required.
A demo is included. The Setup file in this directory compiles this demo named "example". To try the demo, which is also a test routine, you import example and then execute:
You can also play with the extension object whose constructor is named "r":
s = r(1, 100, 2)
print s # should print 5
Compilation with Microsoft Visual C++ 5.0 will succeed but only if you have Service Pack 3 installed. Compilation has been known to succeed on a Unix system using KCC by using:
setenv CCC "KCC -x"
before running makethis.py.
There is also a python.cxx file for making a stand-alone Python containing this example, as well as a similar file arraytest.cxx for testing Array.
Comments to email@example.com, please.