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From Albin Stigö <>
Subject Re: [lucy-dev] C bindings?
Date Sat, 22 Oct 2011 13:42:39 GMT
On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 3:27 PM, Marvin Humphrey <> wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 02:57:18PM +0200, Albin Stigö wrote:
>> Ok so now I know whats involved... me to a bit put off by the build system :-)
> Heh.  We're working on it.  :)

Build systems in general make life difficult :) There are already to
many of them... :)

> Lucy is easy to use, and has gotten easier over time as we've conscientiously
> incorporated user feedback.  Lucy is not necessarily easy to hack on yet, but the
> same forces that made it easy to use are at work, and eventually, Lucy *will*
> be easy to hack on.
>> Maybe just porting it to objective-c wouldn't be so much worse..?
> Porting what to Objective-C, the Clownfish compiler?  Other people are going
> to be just as uncomfortable with Objective-C as some are with Perl.  C itself
> represents the only common ground.

Only for my purposes that is... I definitely agree - C is common
ground, and I don't there is a pure C full text search library. Well
maybe sqlite fts3 but it's not only search.

> Marvin Humphrey

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