[lsb-discuss] Should language bindings for LSB libs be in LSB?

Wichmann, Mats D mats.d.wichmann at intel.com
Thu Feb 7 12:29:32 PST 2008

There are an assortment of language bindings
available which enable using particular libraries
in languages in which they are not written.

Python has bindings for most LSB libraries.
Perl probably has just as many.

Some libraries have C++ wrappers -
glibmm, gtkmm, gdkmm.

We've touched before, and deferred, the discussion
of whether these wrappers should be part of LSB.

Pro Argument:  if a library is first-class in
the LSB, and a language also is first-class,
the two should be able to match.

Con Arguments:  it's possible that C is the only
real first-class language in LSB (C++ support is
still weak; Perl & Python and brand new and
even weaker). The wrappers may not be as stable/well
supported as the main library.

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