As an example the following code works in some environments and not others.
I was having troubles with session variables working in some environments and being seriously flaky in others. It works properly when I used $_SESSION as pointers to arrays.
Third party API ports and plugins exist for Perl, C#, Haskell, Ruby-on-Rails, and possibly other languages and frameworks.
Starting from version 1.10-beta, Sphinx supports two different indexing backends: "disk" index backend, and "realtime" (RT) index backend.
As for the name, Sphinx is an acronym which is officially decoded as SQL Phrase Index. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
See the GNU General Public License for more details.