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Re: ITL php code
- To: Development Discussions <developer at arabeyes dot org>
- Subject: Re: ITL php code
- From: Nadim Shaikli <shaikli at yahoo dot com>
- Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2004 22:39:51 -0700 (PDT)
--- Omar Abo-Namous <merlin12345 at gmx dot de> wrote:
> i've been looking into the whole php-library thing the last two days
> or so, but come up with nothing really useful.... i'm not used to
> makefiles, 'building' and so on...
Sounds like you are asking for some help :-) Can anyone familiar with
PHP and its dl() present Omar with a solution in which the ITL library
is loaded (in its C format) and is made accessible to some PHP widget ?
> as of now, i've downloaded the php-source and cygwin (which i don't know
> exactly what it does except for porting some unix-tools to windows (grep)).
> I've tried reading the directives by php.net on how to compile a library,
> but that didn't get me anywhere.
You should really consider moving (or at least have a secondary partition)
to linux. Cygwin ought to work just as well (although I have no direct
experience on it and certainly not with web-related applications) to
compile source, etc.
> i think it is more efficient to keep the php-files updated. I can take
> this challenge, it's not very difficult to translate from c to php..
Its not a question of efficiency as much as keeping with the idiom of
how libraries should be used. This might be difficult to figure out,
but once done you'd have 2 options with which to proceed.
Thamer, any thought to including Swig interface files - you for it,
against it, indifferent ? Should simple enough (even trivial) to do.
Omar, don't give up and learn something new (there are people on this
list that can help :-)
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