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From Marvin Humphrey <>
Subject Re: lucy is gone?
Date Mon, 20 Oct 2008 23:30:21 GMT
On Sun, Oct 19, 2008 at 07:47:16PM -0700, Jason Dusek wrote:

>   I'd like to find the current sources for Lucy, as I am
>   interested in exploring Haskell bindings.

What's in the Lucy repository itself isn't ready to be bound.  The closest
thing to what you seek would be the current KinoSearch sources, since I've
gutted KinoSearch and reimplemented its internals using the OO model that Dave
Balmain and I designed for Lucy.  It's not exactly Lucy, but it's a rough
draft, and any work you do now would serve also serve as a rough draft for
Lucy Haskell bindings.

If you're interested, we should start a "Haskell bindings" thread on lucy-dev.
I don't yet speak Haskell, but I'd be glad to learn and to help you.  It's
important to have at least one set of additional bindings and an official
public C API before KS gets declared stable and we move development to Lucy in
earnest.  I'd figured that the additional bindings would be for either Ruby,
Python, or PHP, but if there's a volunteer available, I'll go with their

My boss at the company I've just started work for, Eventful, understands that
writing additional bindings is important for the project, but it's hard to
justify the solo hours when we're mainly a Perl shop and wouldn't benefit
directly.  If there's someone else doing work, though, it's easy for me to
justify supporting them.

Marvin Humphrey

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