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'SIP' creates Python bindings for C and C++ libraries. It was originally developed to create PyQt, the Python bindings for the Qt toolkit, but can be used to create bindings for any C or C++ library. SIP makes it easy to exploit existing C or C++ libraries in a productive interpretive programming environment and to take a Python application and selectively implement parts of it. SIP consists of a code generator and a Python module. The code generator processes a set of specification files and generates C or C++ code which is then compiled to create the bindings extension module. The Python module provides support functions to the automatically generated code.


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Download version 4.7.5 (stable)
released on 7 March 2005

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SIPDeborah Nicholson13 May 2008

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 13 May 2008.


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