[OT] benchmarking "typical" programs

Will Crawford billcrawford1970 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 21 10:34:42 BST 2012

On 21 September 2012 10:22, Nicholas Clark <nick at ccl4.org> wrote:

> Unless there's a CPAN-in-a-box for doing most of the four steps.
> (which doesn't depend on external C libraries. That was one of my
> "preferably" criteria)

Alas, the best ones are indeed C (or C++) libraries: Search::Xapian
(my preference); KinoSearch; yada yada.

> So, next question - if I wanted to be as lazy as possible and write a search
> engine (as described above) using as much of CPAN as possible, which modules
> are recommended? :-)

Probably look at all the Lucene-related modules and steal some code.

You wouldn't need to do a full-blown engine with spelling correction,
fancy query parsing etc.

> Nicholas Clark

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