[Xapian-discuss] Fwd: NetBeans and Java Bindings

David P. Novakovic davidnovakovic at gmail.com
Sun Sep 19 23:05:00 BST 2010

eh, reply-to mix up at my end. My reply is below.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: David P. Novakovic <davidnovakovic at gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 8:04 AM
Subject: Re: [Xapian-discuss] NetBeans and Java Bindings
To: Kevin Duraj <kevin.softdev at gmail.com>


It's rarely anything to do with the language, and more the person who
is writing it. If you have actually used Perl or Ruby and found them
to be 2-5 times slower then maybe you should spend as much time with
them as you have with Perl. I bet your Perl code has magically gotten
faster over the time you have been writing it. ;)

Anyway, I think gripes about tools you've never used are a bit off
topic on a search engine mailing list.

On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 3:52 AM, Kevin Duraj <kevin.softdev at gmail.com> wrote:
> Olly,
> Do you think that the shift towards Python and Ruby from Perl is the
> cause of world wide economic crisis and global warnings? We all know
> that Python and Ruby needs least 2-5 times more CPU and electricity to
> consume in order to compute the same amount of data as Perl.
> Cheers,
> Kevin Duraj
> http://myhealthcare.com/
> http://find1friend.com/
> On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 10:36 PM, Olly Betts <olly at survex.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 12:23:56PM -0700, Kevin Duraj wrote:
>>> Nobody has succeeded in getting the Java bindings to work with
>>> NetBeans, because most of us programming in C++ and Perl.
>> While it's hard to get reliable figures, I think you'd struggle to justify
>> that claim.  For instance, all the indications I've seen point to Xapian being
>> used more with Python than Perl by a substantial margin.  It seems likely
>> Ruby is ahead of Perl in this regard too.
>>> Please help the bindings with NetBeans to work, and post the updates.
>> Yes, patches are certainly welcome.
>> I don't know anything about NetBeans, but you might have more success with
>> the "java-swig" bindings.  The hope is that these will eventually replace
>> the hand-coded JNI bindings, though development has largely stalled:
>> http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.search.xapian.general/8354
>> Cheers,
>>    Olly
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