I just read from this question that the OP was
using Mapscript and C# to generate and display a Mapfile
I was wondering if it is really possible to use MapScript to generate a Mapfile? And if so, is there an example of doing so with PHP MapScript?
P.S. I am new to MapServer, and I feel that manually writing every mapfile's is a pain even if I learn all its grammar. It would be nice if a bunch of mapfiles can be generated from a program by varying certain parameters.
If MapScript isn't the solution, is there any other way to generate mapfiles programmatically?
P.S.2. This post asks a similar question about doing it in python, but there seems to be no solution in the answers.
Thanks in advance,
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Just to clarify, I am interested in writing/serialization of Mapscript objects into a mapfile (in PHP), not writing a mapfile verbatim via a programming languages such as PHP or C++. From the SO question quoted, this seems possible in C#. I was asking whether there are specific examples of actually doing that (preferably in PHP).