Back in the saddle

After a fairly large diversion into pinvoke generators, I’m starting to refocus on Campy. Just to see if it’s where I left it off, all seems okay in the source tree, with a few minute changes. I’ve changed the code to not have the “using Swigged.Cuda;” declarations. This forces references to Swigged.Cuda in the code to be explicitly prefaced with the package name. I’ll now be adding code to generate the interface to nvcuda, the low-level CUDA code that is installed on all machines with an NVIDIA graphics card. The GPU toolkit shouldn’t have to be installed.

Aside, the pinvoke generator I wrote is called Piggy. It goes beyond the other generators out there like SWIG, ClangSharp, or CppSharp. It works by turning the DFS abstract tree traversals that those tools do “inside-out”. Instead of writing code to print out declarations, you write patterns that contain embedded C# code or just plain text. The idea is roughly akin to what JSP did for HTML. You can read a lot more on my blog (1, 2, 3).