[Mono-osx] Conceptual Idea: (Semi)automatic generation of Cocoa# wrapper classes
mh at elitedev.com
Sat Nov 10 14:52:56 EST 2007
this maybe (probably?) has come up before, but i couldn't find any
reference to it, so here it goes:
As i've found out myself, recently, creating the wrapper classes needed
to access the Cocoa objects from managed code is a very tedious and
error prone process, which in tuen explains, of course, why such a small
portion of Cocoa is actually exposed, so far. It's mind-numbing
runt-work that no-one wants to do.
has anyone ever put any thought into creating a way to *automatically*
or semi-automatically (ie with manual adjustments) generate these
wrapper classes by, for example, parsing method headers from available
.h files or the documentation?
if not, does anyone think this would be a good idea and would like to
work with me on investigating this? (i'm very interested in this myself
(else i wouldn't bring it up ;), but my spare time is severely limited
these days, so i wouldn't want to take this up all by myself - but i'd
certainly be happy to put effort and energy into this, if someone else
will help out as well).
looking forward to your thoughts on this,
The Infrastructure Company
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