April 20, 2010
SWIG Joins the Software Freedom Conservancy
SWIG becomes Twentieth Member Project of Conservancy
Today, the Software Freedom Conservancy welcomes SWIG as its newest member. SWIG joins 19 other Conservancy members, who receive the benefit of aggregated non-profit status available to all Conservancy member projects.
SWIG is a software development tool that connects programs written in C and C++ with a variety of high-level programming languages. SWIG is used with different types of languages including common scripting languages such as Perl, PHP, Python, Tcl and Ruby. The list of supported languages also includes C#, Java, Lua, Octave and R amongst others. SWIG is most commonly used to create high-level interpreted or compiled programming environments, user interfaces, and as a tool for testing and prototyping C/C++ software.