We’ve made the joke many times, but the resemblance in this montage is uncanny.
There’s been quite a bit of activity in the last month.
- The C++ Xapian example now can search as well as index, and there are Perl equivalents using Search::Xapian checked into svn as well. The C++ code will read/write the swish.xml header; the Perl does not (yet).
- The meta/prop id unique check now uses a hash for quick look up.
- The test suite for libswish3 is totally restructured. Now using Perl’s Test::Harness and added a slew of new meta/prop tests. Alongside that were additions to the NamedBuffer debugging output to print each substring in the buffer.
- Several new string-related utility functions for converting ints to strings and back. Also a new config hash for configration options that use a StringList instead of a simple string.
- Fixed some mem leaks in the example .c programs and added more info to the swish_lint usage() output (including reminders about the various SWISH_DEBUG* env var values).
There are still several parser features yet to be implemented to support the Swish-e 2.4 config options, but those will likely take a backseat to getting a working swish3 Perl script running with SWISH::Prog and SWISH::Prog::Xapian.
I do not use it myself, preferring Perl+Catalyst. But this is an interesting perspective on deployment issues at a major shared hosting provider and as such, is not limited to RoR.