[Pipet Devel] orbit/python bindings (was Re: [Pipet Devel] GMS)

Justin Bradford justin at ukans.edu
Mon Mar 13 21:14:00 EST 2000

On Mon, 13 Mar 2000, J.W. Bizzaro wrote:

> Oh, I'm forgetting that you're using CORBA.  There are ORBit bindings to
> Python (2 projects in fact).  So, maybe we can handle the GUI part of the
> project and you can handle the infrustructure.

Let's be honest. There are two codebases for Python bindings to ORBit, but
really only one (active) project: orbit-python

I've been talking with Jason Tackaberry (the guy working on orbit-python)
and he plans to continue active development and maintainence of his
project beyond his class project (where orbit-python originated).

He supports dynamically loaded IDLs, already, and plans to implement
support for the Interface Repository. These were, by far, the most
commonly requested new features for PyORBit. PyORBit has an IDL compiler
which generates a Python module for a specifc IDL. This likely has
performance benefits over the dynamic method, but it's a lot more

So I recommend that loci uses orbit-python. When I do get a little more
free time, I'd rather work on loci than the bindings, anyway.


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