[Xapian-discuss] PHP bindings

James Aylett james-xapian at tartarus.org
Tue Oct 3 11:32:37 BST 2006

On Mon, Oct 02, 2006 at 01:53:03PM +0100, Olly Betts wrote:

> But PHP4's object model is lacking some rather fundamental features
> (e.g. static methods and private methods) so if you want to write OO
> PHP, then PHP5 is a far better choice.

Neither static methods nor private methods is actually required for a
solid object model; PHP4's problems lie elsewhere. However I agree
that PHP5 is a more sensible language to use; but I also know that
some hosting providers will still take years to upgrade - on the other
hand, most of them won't install Xapian, so it's not actually a

> So I'm unlikely to work on this myself.  If someone else is interested
> I'm happy to incorporate the results, assuming it's done in a sane way.

Seems the right route.


  James Aylett                                                  xapian.org
  james at tartarus.org                               uncertaintydivision.org

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