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Non technical question

Non technical question

From:
Noel Warren
Date:
2013-03-25 @ 10:52
I am subscribed to two mailing lists.  One sees an average of 5 emails per
day the other sees about one every two months.  Guess which one is Rice.  I
don't get it.  Ruby sees many C extensions added to its repertoire every so
often.  Rice is an awesome tool to do just that.  Where are all the
questions and doubts?  Either rice is so easy to use no one has any
questions about it or all the questions appear in some forum I am not aware
of.  Or maybe people just don't know about it.  Is there a list of projects
that use it?

I certainly have a lot to thank its developers for and always recommend it
to anyone that has to wrap c++ libs for easy use.  Thumbs up Jason and co.

Re: [rice] Non technical question

From:
Jason Roelofs
Date:
2013-03-25 @ 22:13
I would say it's a mix of things really.

1) Rice is not very well known. When people want to wrap a C++ library for
Ruby, SWIG is always the first thought and
2) Most Rice extensions are C libraries or C wrappers around C++ 
libraries, which doesn't need the complexity of Rice.

I can't say that Rice is terribly easy to use, but a lot of work has gone 
into it to make it as easy as possible, given the problem space. Most 
questions, comments, and issues come through the project's Issue tracker 
on Github[1]. Unfortunately I do not have a list of projects that use 
Rice.

Glad Rice has been working for you, and thanks for the comments!

Jason

[1]https://github.com/jasonroelofs/rice

On Mar 25, 2013, at 6:52 AM, Noel Warren <noelwarr@gmail.com> wrote:

> I am subscribed to two mailing lists.  One sees an average of 5 emails 
per day the other sees about one every two months.  Guess which one is 
Rice.  I don't get it.  Ruby sees many C extensions added to its 
repertoire every so often.  Rice is an awesome tool to do just that.  
Where are all the questions and doubts?  Either rice is so easy to use no 
one has any questions about it or all the questions appear in some forum I
am not aware of.  Or maybe people just don't know about it.  Is there a 
list of projects that use it?
> 
> I certainly have a lot to thank its developers for and always recommend 
it to anyone that has to wrap c++ libs for easy use.  Thumbs up Jason and 
co.