[Numpy-discussion] NumPtr vs NumPy.i to access C
Sat May 17 20:13:12 CDT 2008
On Sat, May 17, 2008 at 7:48 PM, Robert Kern <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> For the purposes to which SWIG was applied in that case, the findings
> are accurate.
IMO it's deliberately misleading. The following three layers are
spurious and have no analog on the Cython stack:
Python code to provide a clean interface
Handcode C++ Integer class
GMP's C++ Interface
A more honest comparison would list 3 layers for SWIG vs. 2 layers for Cython.
I don't have a hard time believing that Cython is a better choice for
fine-grained access to C/C++ code. However contrived scenarios like
the above don't inspire my confidence either. I have yet to see a
benchmark that reveals the claimed benefits of Cython.
Nathan Bell email@example.com
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