[Xcb] Lua binding for XCB

Barton C Massey bart at cs.pdx.edu
Tue Nov 6 00:06:14 PST 2007

Very cool!  Thanks much for letting us know about it!

Our Python bits haven't quite been made public yet.  Sorry
about that---it might have made your task easier.  XSLT was
making everyone's head hurt.

Please keep us updated on what you're using it for and how
it goes!

    Bart Massey
    Assoc. Prof. Computer Science
    Portland State University
    bart at cs.pdx.edu

In message <472FA5DF.2060701 at hummingbird.com> you wrote:
> Here is the binding I wrote to use XCB from Lua:
> git://repo.or.cz/luaxcb.git
> I use Perl with XML::Simple to read xcb/proto files and generate C. I
> chose perl because I am familiar with it, and XSLT was making my head
> hurt. The fact that my perl script runs considerably faster than my XSLT
> script was running (before I gave up on it) is just a bonus.
> I might have chosen python instead of perl, but I have never used python
> before. Furthermore, I don't see a 'python' branch in
> git://anongit.freedesktop.org/git/xcb/libxcb - am I looking in the wrong
> place?
> The binding is incomplete - it only works on xproto.xml, and I've only
> implemented the non-generated functions that I actually use. I haven't
> even attempted support for extensions yet. That said, the binding is
> functional - I am using it internally here.
> I welcome any comments or questions you may have.
> Peter Harris
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