> SWISHE::SwishOpen: Opens the index files and returns a handle.
> SWISHE::SwishSearch: Makes the search and returns the number
> of hits.
> SWISHE::SwishNext: Reads one result
> SWISHE:.SwishClose: Closes the handle
The structure looks very usable. We'll probably want some way to pass
options. But, that is a minor issue at this point.
A PHP interface might look like swishe_open(), swishe_search(),
swishe_next(), swishe_close(). PHP shares most of the PERL's language
constructs. The rest of the example code would be nearly identical to
$properties=""; # No properties
#$properties="prop1 prop2 prop3";
$structure=1; # Related to -t option of swish-e
$words='test'; # search string
print "Search Results: $num_results\n";
print "$rank $filename \"$title\" $size \"$prop1\" \"$prop2\"
:ELPMAXE PHP ;-)
> You can open as many handlers as you like.
> At this moment, there are some other things to do. The
> implementation is not thread-safe because there are several static
> variables defined in some of the functions of swish-e. It is also
> neccesary to check all the errors in a search in a better way (swish-
> e issues an exit after an error too often).
Dirk Nerinckx did some DLL work for Windows in a very early port. In
fact, we both were using SWISH-E as ISAPI modules under MS-IIS at the
time (albeit unreliably).
Dirk replaced all exit() calls with a C++ throw call in his code.
Something similar could probably be done which would be more portable.
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