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geographika committed Dec 8, 2018
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MapServer Mapscript Modules
MapServer MapScript Modules
===========================

Much of MapServer's functionality is accessible from Java, Perl, PHP, Python,
Ruby, and Tcl. Mapscript is not a language like Javascript or Postscript. It
Ruby, C#, and Tcl. MapScript is not a language like JavaScript or Python. It
is a loadable module that brings MapServer capabilities to your favorite high
level programming language.


PHP and SWIG Branches of Mapscript
PHP and SWIG Branches of MapScript
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The mapscript family tree looks like this:

The MapScript family tree looks like this:

::

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/ \
/ \
PHPMapScript \ SWIGMapScript
PHP4 +----+-----+----+----+----+------------+
| | | | | | |
Perl Python Ruby Java Tcl PHP7 (PHPNG) ...
PHP5/7 +----+-----+----+----+--+----+------------+
| | | | | | | |
Perl Python Ruby Java C# Tcl PHP7 (PHPNG) ...


The Perl, Python, Ruby flavors are like brothers and sisters and the PHP3
module is like a very close cousin to them. The Java, Perl, Python, Ruby,
and Tcl modules are generated using SWIG (http://www.swig.org) while the
PHP3/PHP4 module is developed using the PHP C API without using SWIG.
The SWIGMapScript modules are generated by `SWIG <http://www.swig.org>`_.
The PHPMapScript module is developed using the PHP C API without using SWIG.
PHP users therefore have a choice of using the SWIG generated module or the
custom written PHP module.


PHP3/PHP4
---------
PHPMapScript
------------

Source code, detailed installation instructions, and module API are located
under mapscript/php3.

under mapscript/php.

SWIG Mapscript
SWIG MapScript
--------------

Installation instructions are located in the individual languages
directories such as mapscript/perl, mapscript/python. The shared API
is documented in the file mapscript/doc/mapscript.txt.
directories such as mapscript/perl, mapscript/python.

The main mapscript SWIG interface file is mapscript/mapscript.i. This
The main MapScript SWIG interface file is mapscript/mapscript.i. This
file includes specific class interface files from mapscript/swiginc and
language specific code from the language directories.

Documentation
-------------

+ `Shared SWIG MapScript Documentation <https://mapserver.org/mapscript/index.html>`_

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