MapScript in Delphi

Stephen Woodbridge woodbri at SWOODBRIDGE.COM
Fri Jul 15 12:18:29 EDT 2005

Sean Gillies wrote:
> On Jul 15, 2005, at 7:36 AM, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
>> On 7/14/05, Daniel Morissette <dmorissette at> wrote:
>>> I have also heard comments here and there about working on a clean C API
>>> for the MapServer core, so perhaps this could be a good time to start
>>> cleanining up the core as well, instead of just building another
>>> MapScript wrapper.
>>> =20
>>> If this moves ahead then I'll come up with a formal TSC proposal. For
>>> now I'm sending this to find out if anyone has any advice to offer, or
>>> comments/suggestions on the way they would prefer to see things being 
>>> don=
>> e.
>> Daniel,=20
>> I am in favor of pegging down a more complete and "guaranteed"
>> C API closely related to the way services are presented in MapScript.
>> Should that occur, in theory all we need to make it useable from Delphi
>> is make all the interface functions use the STDCALL convention on=20
>> win32, though it would be desirable to build a bunch of wrapper Pascal
>> code to provide nice object interfaces.=20
>> Of course, doing so would add a high-maintenance binding. =20
> Daniel, Frank,
> Can we split this into two proposals? I have no interest in Delphi, but 
> I am very interested in helping on a C API.

Yes please do, I also have no interest in Delphi, but would very much 
like to see a well defined C API to mapserver so it could be easily 
integrated in other C applications.

-Steve W.

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