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Re: Some questions

From: Bill Moseley <moseley(at)>
Date: Tue Mar 25 2003 - 03:38:50 GMT
On Mon, 24 Mar 2003, David L Norris wrote:

> On Mon, 2003-03-24 at 21:39, greg wrote:
> > 1. I haven't been able to build an MFC application - because the MFC
> > framework 
> > requires linking against multi-threaded versions of the C runtime
> > library.
> > Now I guess I can change the swish-e library to link against the
> > multi-threaded versions of the standard libraries...
> > 
> > - does anyone know if that would be safe or not?
> Safe for search-only use.  I'm not sure about indexing.
> Bill?  Jose?  Any insight?

Not for indexing for sure, but that's separate from the library.

I don't know if it's ever been tested with searching.  I'm not sure what
all makes it thread safe, but a lot of attention has gone into localizing
data -- there are a few common buffers used but nothing I can think of
that would cause a problem.  One example is the SwishResultPropertyStr()
function copies the property to a local buffer that is used for all
results.  So if you do:

  char *path1 = SwishResultPropertyStr( result1, "swishdocpath" );

then later for another result

  char *path2 = SwishResultPropertyStr( result2, "swishdocpath" );

then it's likely that either path1 == path2, or path1 is no longer a valid
memory address.  The reason I did that was so that the caller does not
need to either provide a buffer or need to worry about freeing the memory
allocated.  Clearly, it would be better to just require a buffer to fill
(since that will be needed by the caller anyway).

Bill Moseley
Received on Tue Mar 25 03:42:28 2003