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AndyArmstrong (7200)

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Monday October 22, 2007
07:58 AM

Perl Flavoured Google

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For the last few months I've been using a couple of Perl specific Google Co-op searches.

The Perl search pulls results from 72 assorted Perl related sites including CPAN and perldoc.perl.org. It tends to work for those questions that you're not even sure where to ask.

Perhaps more useful is the CPAN search which I find often outperforms search.cpan.org. In particular it finds 'one word' module names like CGI or FCGI both of which search.cpan.org currently overlooks.

If you have any suggestions for sites I've missed or other improvements give me a shout.

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  • It always mystifies me when people have problems with search.cpan.org - If you're seaching for a module, change the "in" select menu to "modules" instead of the default "all".

    I have a couple of searches saved as firefox keyword-bookmarks, so that I can type "cpan CGI" in the address box for a "module" search, or type "dist perl" for a "distribution" search - massive time savers.
    • Why should it mystify you? search.cpan has always had a few particular flaws that, due to the underlying engine, haven't ever gotten fixed.

      Andy, you should also include kobesearch.cpan.org. :)