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Re: None Any advice on wrapping CLHEP into Python (Robert Penny)
Date: 21 Jan, 2010
From: Koichi Murakami <Koichi Murakami>

> Firstly, is anyone aware of a more extensive wrapping of CLHEP geometric =
> primitives than the TwoVector, ThreeVector and Transform3D in the =
> existing Geant source tree?  It'd be nice to use the operator =
> overloading for applying transformations through a simple Python =
> multiplication.

I suppose there are no such extensive CLHEP wrapping. I have only warped out classes that are used in Geant4.

But you can easily expose other CLHEP classes you want in the same way as implemented in g4py.

> Secondly, it seems like moving away from bjam towards GNUmake for =
> building the extensions is the way to go.
> I can probably get a better handle on this after I spend a few more =
> hours walking through the environments/g4py source tree.  However, if =
> there's anyone out there who's done this already I'd appreciate their =
> advice.

Boost are moving from bjam to CMAKE. Bjam is very complicated and not easy to understand and use. Using GNUmake is much easier for handling software building.

I just copied compile options in bjam to GNUmake, that are presented in g4py/sys/XXX.gmk. You can reuse it for building your own wrapper using GNUmake.

Cheers, Koichi

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