[Numpy-discussion] Numpy, swig and docstring

Fabrice Silva silva@lma.cnrs-mrs...
Sun Jun 13 07:32:21 CDT 2010

Hi folks,
I am trying to wrap a library with swig, distutils and numpy, and am
facing troubles. In fact, swig documentation mention that it is possible
to mention a module docsstring in the %module directive : 

%module(docstring="This is the example module's docstring") example

where example is the name of the module to be generated.
When using numpy.distutils, I get the following error:

building extension "_example" sources
error: mismatch of extension names: example.i provides None but expected

the build_src command tries to get the module name by using a regular
expression (see numpy/distutils/command/build_src.py)

_swig_module_name_match = re.compile(

which in fact does not cope with the docstring option.
Is there a simple workaround or should I manually compile (which is
possible in this simple project) ?


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