[Xapian-devel] GSoC: PHP bindings
olly at survex.com
Wed Apr 4 04:29:17 BST 2012
On Tue, Apr 03, 2012 at 02:12:56PM +0200, riadh chtara wrote:
> I will take you comment suggestion about timing in consideration.
> What do you thing about this Schedule?
> 1. April 30 ? May 20 : Checking the Coding guidelines, Installing
> development environment, Reading and understanding deeply the source
> SWIG and wrapped API , Discussing with mentors about the final
> details of the project
> 2. May 21 ? May 29: Defining the changes needed in SWIG
> 3. May 28 - July 13: adding new function to SWIG
You need much more detail here - that's 6 weeks with a really vague one
phrase description. In mid-June, how can we tell you are doing? Even
on July 13th, how can we tell how you are doing?
> 4. JULY 13
> 5. MID TERM EVALUATION Dead line
> 6. July 13 ?July 22: adding new function to SWIG, Testing SWIG,
> Writing the documentation for SWIGo
I think you need to investigate how SWIG's PHP backend currently
works, and think about what you would change about that to make
the change from defining the PHP classes in a generated PHP wrapper
script to doing this in the generated C++ wrapper code using PHP's
Zend API. And what a logical order to tackle these changes would
SWIG already has an extensive testsuite, which I think all currently
passes for PHP - certainly most of it does. So you have a natural
measure of progress here - how much of SWIG's testsuite passes with your
changes to the SWIG PHP backend?
> 7. July 23 ? August 15: Improving the xapian php api
> 8. August 16-August 20: Testing the new version of the xapian
> api, Writing the documentation for it
Much too vague, and you really want to implement, test, and document
each improvement in turn.
> For the mid term evaluation do I need to make a deliverable?
Ideally the project should provide a series of deliverables, not
just one in the middle and one at the end.
On Wed, Apr 04, 2012 at 12:37:55AM +0200, riadh chtara wrote:
> I have an approach for handling php with swig.
> Swig needs to act like this when we use it for php
> - first it analyses the code
> - then it inserts the zend api instuctions into the code
> - finally it generates and compiles the zend extensions
> What do you think?
> I that couldn't work , please tell me how could I make that.
You really need to make this fit with how SWIG already works, so trying
to think about how to implement this without having looked at that is
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