[development] Bridging PHP to Java or C++?

Gordon Heydon gordon at heydon.com.au
Wed Dec 28 22:36:03 UTC 2005


Java has already been done, take a look at http://php.net/java


On Wed, 2005-12-28 at 10:40 -0600, Mark Fredrickson wrote:
> Hi all,
> For my Machine Learning toolkit, I'm looking to draw on the work of either
> the Java Weka ML system or the MLC++ library.
> My question to the Drupal community is: which is easier to bridge (Java or
> C++) to PHP (and specifically to Drupal)?
> My vote is for Java, as I can distribute the (GPL'd) bytecode more easily
> than pre-compiled C++ binaries.
> Let's take performance off the table for this discussion. My design calls
> for the ML algorithms to be pluggable via an API to the interaction code, so
> high perf classifiers could be written later if my selected method proves
> slow.
> On a more general note, do any modules currently require php extensions that
> are not in PEAR? If so, how do they handle getting the module compiled and
> installed.
> Thanks,
> Mark Fredrickson
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