[texworks] Scripting: Libraries: FYI - compilation of equivalent PHP functions for Qt/JavaScript

Paul A Norman paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Fri Oct 22 06:43:44 CEST 2010

Hi,  FYI,

      "Use PHP functions in JavaScript"


Some very clever fellows have ported a considerable number of string
handling, array handling and other potentially very useful functions
across from php to EMCA style scripting, and made them all work as per
the PHP manual (documentation as it already exists).


(I was thinking these may be useful for Qt scripting? There are of
course many things that would never be used - and perhaps a core set
of things we could tie into the TwApi perhaps thorugh a wrapper? like
a specialized  file_get_contents()  etc ...

As said there would be many things that are too web orientated and
would never be used. And some stuff that wold be directly useful now.)

Even more cleverly they have made their 'library' customisable
pre-download so that a script-developer could define their own
package(s) as needed, with only QtScript relevant functions and
dependencies in it.


Food for thought.

---- Quote from web site: ----

"Use PHP functions in JavaScript"


"php.js is an open source project that brings high-level PHP functions
to low-level JavaScript platforms such as web browsers, browser
extensions ( Mozilla/Firefox, Chrome ), AIR, and SSJS engines like V8
( node.js, v8cgi ), Rhino, and SpiderMonkey ( CouchDB )

"If you want to perform high-level operations on these platforms, you
probably need to write JS that combines its lower-level functions and
build it up until you have something useful like: strip_tags(),
strtotime(), number_format(), wordwrap().

"That's what we are doing for you.

"Pure JavaScript so no additional components required

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