SWIG is known to work on the following platforms :
SWIG is configured and built using an autoconf script so it is
relatively easy to install on almost any flavor of Unix. However, most of
SWIG's development has taken place under Linux and Solaris.
While the configuration script tries to determine the proper settings
for your machine, some tweaking may be required to compile the
examples included in the distribution (especially if you are using a
version of Unix such as AIX or HPUX).
- Microsoft Windows
SWIG works on 32 bit versions of Windows such as Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP/Vista.
Currently the Windows version of SWIG 1.3 is compiled and tested under
Visual Studio compilers, Cygwin and
Mingw using gcc, but should be
compilable by any other Windows C++ compiler.
SWIG 1.1 can be compiled with Visual C++ 4.x/5.x/6.x or with the Borland C++ 5.x
compiler. However, SWIG 1.1 has only been officially tested using the
Visual C++ compiler. You may also need to determine which compiler
has been used to compile the various scripting languages that you will
be using. In general, using SWIG with a different C++ compiler than
the one that was used to compile the target scripting language may
not work (for example, trying to create a Tcl/Tk module using the
Borland compiler when Tcl/Tk has been compiled with Visual C++).
swig-1.3.12 and later support OS-X/Darwin. Simply download the Unix
sources, configure, and build from the command terminal.
The following scripting languages were supported in the final SWIG 1.1 release.
The following languages are also supported in swig-1.3.6 onwards.
- Tcl 8.0 and newer versions.
- Python 1.5 and newer.
- Perl 5.003 or newer.
- Guile 1.3.4 and newer.
PHP support was added in swig-1.3.11.
- Java JDK 1.1 and newer.
Objective Caml (Ocaml) and Pike support was added in swig-1.3.14.
Support for C# and the Chicken scheme compiler was added in swig-1.3.18.
Support for Allegro CL and Modula-3 was added in swig-1.3.22.
Support for Lua, CLISP and Common Lisp with UFFI was added in swig-1.3.26.
Support for Common Lisp with CFFI was added in swig-1.3.28.
Support for R was added in swig-1.3.30.
Support for Octave was added in swig-1.3.35.
Support for the Go language was added in swig-2.0.1.
Support for D was added in swig-2.0.2.
Any newer versions of these languages should be assumed to be
supported unless otherwise indicated.
There is also a SWIG Eiffel module -
SWIG is implemented in C and C++ and is distributed in source form.
You will need a working C++ compiler (e.g. g++) to build SWIG and at
least one of the supported scripting languages to use it (or else it
isn't going to be very useful). SWIG does not depend upon any of the
supported scripting languages for its own compilation. Finally,
although SWIG is partly written in C++, a C++ compiler is not required to use
SWIG--it works just fine with both ISO C and C++.
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Last modified : Wed May 28 00:27:18 2014