Cpp2Py: a C++/Python interfacing tool

Cpp2Py is a standalone tool that generates the necessary wrapping code between C++ and Python. Wrapping C++ functions and classes in Python is a non trivial problem because the two languages are quite different (e.g. C++ uses typically value semantics, while Python uses only counted documentation/manual/triqss, the C++ equivalent of std::shared_ptr).

This tool has the following main features:

  • it is entirely automatic in most cases, i.e. except for some advanced features that require additionnal inputs.

  • it is quite flexible.

  • it can be used with a magic cell command in the Python notebook.