[Xapian-devel] set_bias() in bindings

Olly Betts olly at survex.com
Wed Nov 8 16:32:00 GMT 2006

On Wed, Nov 08, 2006 at 04:03:51PM +0000, Richard Boulton wrote:
> I know that set_bias is a temporary API, but it would be good to be able to
> use it as it is.  Is there some trick that can let this work that I don't
> know of, or is a fix needed to the bindings?

It's not really much use as it is - I shouldn't have committed it in
hindsight.  Rather than fiddling with what's there now, I think time
would be better spent finishing off the ExternalPostList patch:


We could then tweak that to provide weight information and use it to
implement a general MatchBiasFunctor that was actually useful to people.

> As far as I can tell, the problem is that SWIG doesn't know about the
> time_t type, and there is no definition of it in the xapian.i file (or the
> files this pulls in).

I suspect this would fix it:

%apply long time_t;

But then you'll probably have to fix up the build system for C# at
least, and it really isn't worth the effort.


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