SWIG (Simplified Wrapper Interface Generator) is a tool to generate high level language wrappers for C libraries.

The supported target languages are:

Object oriented programming based on C++ is possible, but it is inferior to specialized solutions like the boost python library.

Swig (?), v. t. [Cf. D. zwelgen to swallow, E. swallow, v.t.]

1.

To drink in long draughts; to gulp; as, to swig cider.

[Colloq.]

2.

To suck.

[Obs. or Archaic]

The lambkins swig the teat. Creech.

 

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Swig, n.

1.

A long draught.

[Colloq.]

Marryat.

2. Naut.

A tackle with ropes which are not parallel.

3.

A beverage consisting of warm beer flavored with spices, lemon, etc.

[Prov. Eng.]

 

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Swig, v. t. [Cf. Prov. E. swig to leak out, AS. swijian to be silent, swican to evade, escape.]

1.

To castrate, as a ram, by binding the testicles tightly with a string, so that they mortify and slough off.

[Prov. Eng.]

2. Naut.

To pull upon (a tackle) by throwing the weight of the body upon the fall between the block and a cleat.

 

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