bea

    0.2.0 • Public • Published

    What is bea?

    Bea helps you expose C++ libraries to Javascript.

    What does it do ?

    It generates the 'glue' code between your C++ classes and the V8 Javascript engine. The objects and functions which you want to expose are defined in special '.bea' files. Bea parses these files and generates a .h and .cpp which you include in your project and build it. Then you can write Javascript applications which use your C++ classes.

    So far, bea has been successfully used to expose the OpenFrameworks C++ library to Javascript (https://github.com/codeboost/JOpenFrameworks), OpenGL 1.1 and the OpenCV library.

    What is supported / Features ?

    • Static functions
    • C++ classes
    • Virtual functions -- allows you to subclass and override C++ virtual functions from Javascript
    • Multiple inheritance is supported
    • Raw pointers and buffers
    • Pointers from javascript Array and vice-versa
    • Javascript accessors from member variables
    • Object-notation js types to native C++ types

    Installing & Running

    Install node.js, then Coffee-Script, then run npm install to get bea dependencies:

    npm install -g coffee-script
    ...
    git clone git@github.com:codeboost/bea.git 
    cd bea
    npm install
    

    After that, you can run bea, like so:

    coffee bea fileName.bea 
    

    Bea file syntax

    Please read the DOCUMENTATION.md file.

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    Install

    npm i bea

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    Version

    0.2.0

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    • codeboost