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October 16, 2006, 4:47 pm
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connected on USB port. The PC will be Ubuntu Linux (Dapper release).
Next, we're hoping that someone has created an API for PHP4 or PHP5,
such as a PEAR or PECL object, to connect to this scanner, read in the
documents, and convert to TIFF images for a folder on the Linux hard
What is your PHP preferred object library for scanning a stack of docs
on Ubuntu Linux?
Re: PHP Scanner API
Why on earth would you even consider doing such a project in PHP?
I know this is a PHP newsgroup, and I'll probably catch flak for saying it,
but PHP is NOT NOT NOT a general-purpose programming language. If you need
to talk to a piece of hardware, manipulate images, and manage the file
system, do it in a language that has support for those things. C, C++, or
Python come to mind. PHP does not.
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