[Mapserver-dev] RE: Working PHP Mapscript module produced with SWiG?!

Mark Cave-Ayland m.cave-ayland at webbased.co.uk
Fri Mar 19 12:51:07 EST 2004

Hi Paul,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Ramsey [mailto:pramsey at refractions.net] 
> Sent: 18 March 2004 18:08
> To: Mark Cave-Ayland
> Cc: 'mapserver-dev'
> Subject: Re: Working PHP Mapscript module produced with SWiG?!
> Congratulations Mark, I am frankly surprised at how much the 
> support has improved since my last try. I did manage to compile a 
> working .so last year, but "working" is a loose use of the 
> work. Many of 
> the functions did not work, and subobjects were flaky at best.

I've had a look at the generated wrapper script and it looks as if there
is special code to detect whether a class member is an object or not and
to behave accordingly - something to do with PHP being weakly-typed. It
could be that before this was fixed, it was the cause of the problems
you were experiencing....
> Good news!
> Is there an implication here that it might be possible to 
> compile a php 
> version of mapscript without the php source tree now? This could make 
> rpm'i'fication of a swig'ed php mapscript much more straightforward.
> P.

Just checked on RedHat 7.3, the php-devel package contains everything
needed to compile PHP mapscript. So I guess anything newer than this
should be OK :)




Mark Cave-Ayland
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