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From Philip Martin <>
Subject Re: swig for 1.10.0
Date Tue, 11 Jul 2017 09:49:11 GMT
Julian Foad <> writes:

> Stefan Sperling wrote:
>> How far widespread is swig 3.0? It is not in OpenBSD ports yet, but perhaps
>> those lack behind?

The recent Debian stable release only has swig 3.

> Now when I install swig 2 as well as 3, trunk 'configure' picks up
> swig 2, and build and test still works (just trying the swig-rb
> bindings). I also checked it still works with only swig 2 installed,
> "just for good measure".

swig.m4 simply looks for swig in PATH, so I assume that swig on your
system is swig 2.  Your system has been setup to give priority to swig
2 when both are installed.

> I suggest we change 'configure' to pick up the later version when
> multiple versions are installed.

I don't agree.  Your system is setup to "prefer" swig 2, we should
respect that preference until we can identify failures caused by swig 2.

The generated files in the release tarball are different, I think we
should use a swig 3 release there unless we can identfy failures caused
by swig 3.


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