Sat, 04 Dec 2004

PyEnchant-0.9.0 Released

I've just released the results of a solid day's hacking: PyEnchant. It's a set of bindings and wrapper classes for the cross-platform spellchecking library Enchant. If you're in the market for a simple but powerful spellchecking API, check it out.

All this was possible due to a great little tool called SWIG, the simplified wrapper and interface generator. It's a nifty way to automatically produce scripting language bindings (to python, perl, tcl, scheme, you name it!) from C/C++ source files. Which isn't to say that I didn't do any work to get PyEnchant up and running, but it sure made things a lot easier than they could have been!

Unfortunately, it's not a pure-python application so you're going to need a C compiler to install it. It also means there's no Windows version for download since I cant one on my Linux box. But there's an ebuild of course :-)