MapScript in Delphi
Tom.Kralidis at EC.GC.CA
Fri Jul 15 12:25:04 EDT 2005
> -----Original Message-----
> From: UMN MapServer Developers List
> [mailto:MAPSERVER-DEV at LISTS.UMN.EDU] On Behalf Of Stephen Woodbridge
> Sent: Friday, 15 July, 2005 12:18
> To: MAPSERVER-DEV at LISTS.UMN.EDU
> Subject: Re: [UMN_MAPSERVER-DEV] MapScript in Delphi
> Sean Gillies wrote:
> > On Jul 15, 2005, at 7:36 AM, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> >> On 7/14/05, Daniel Morissette <dmorissette at dmsolutions.ca> 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
> >> 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.
Very good idea.
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