16 Dec 2005

Ruby, C, GCJ, SWIG, Lucene…

Ruby Central 2005 Codefest Grant recipients, number 4 is interesting:

4. Ruby Bindings to Lucene Search Engine (Brian McCallister)
Provide Ruby bindings to the Lucene (http://jakarta.apache.org/lucene/)
search engine via SWIG and GCJ.

I couldn’t find how this was going. Or how it compares to the PyLucene implementation. But I found out that Luncen4C also has a GCJ backend for plain C programs. Seems gcj is becomming the glue between a lot of interesting languages.