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wxWidget bindings for Open Source Swift?

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:28 am
by --marc
Is anyone working on some "wxSwift" wxWidgets bindings for the Open Source version of Apple's Swift language?

Alternately, do C wrappers exist for wxWidgets since Swift can (bridge to) interact with C APIs?

Thanks.

Re: wxWidget bindings for Open Source Swift?

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:02 am
by catalin
--marc wrote:Is anyone working on some "wxSwift" wxWidgets bindings for the Open Source version of Apple's Swift language?
There are more stringent wxW needs that nobody is working on. It would be really, really hard to believe that somebody is already working on a 4 month old language.
--marc wrote:Alternately, do C wrappers exist for wxWidgets since Swift can (bridge to) interact with C APIs?.
A quick google reveals http://wxc.sourceforge.net

Re: wxWidget bindings for Open Source Swift?

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:54 pm
by --marc
catalin wrote:There are more stringent wxW needs that nobody is working on.
hmm... apparently wxWidgets could benefit from more development resources.

Although this may seem counter intuitive, wxWidgets could potentially attract new talent by providing a cross platform GUI toolkit for Swift

Swift's "meteoric" rise into TIOBE Index & RedMonk Programming Language Ranking "top 20" has been noted to be without historical precedence.

Swift's current lack of a cross platform GUI and strong upward momentum, presents a window of opportunity. IMHO.
catalin wrote:A quick google reveals http://wxc.sourceforge.net
ah. yes. google. I was focused on the wxWidgets.org: wxWiki Bindings list in search of something more-or-less officially recognized by wxWidgets.

I will see how http://wxc.sourceforge.net is as a starting point.

Thanks for the reply.