sip-3.1: description + notes

SIP is a tool for generating bindings for C++ classes so that they can be accessed as normal Python classes. SIP takes many of its ideas from SWIG but, because it is specifically designed for C++ and Python, is able to generate tighter bindings. SIP is so called because it is a small SWIG.

SIP was originally designed to generate Python bindings for KDE and so has explicit support for the signal slot mechanism used by the Qt/KDE class libraries. However, SIP can be used to generate Python bindings for any C++ class library.

The bindings generated by SIP support access to the following C++ and Qt features:

This package comprises the SIP binary that generates the C++ code, a couple of header files that are needed compile the generated C++ code, and a run-time library that is needed by any set of compiled bindings.

For more information see the SIP home page.

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