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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Perl is quite capable of knocking the socks off googles generic crawler based indexing.

    Its not hard to write a basic search engine that delivers a lot more punch with a little knowledge of your application.

    Both use.perl and search.cpan as well as perl.com all suffer from fairly pedestrian search engines, comparable with the lame efforts of the average .asp site.

    --

    @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
    print reverse @JAPH;
    • It's mostly because of two things: limitations in MySQL's search abilities, and limitations in our time. It's on our wishlist, now that we can take advantage of MySQL 4.x.
      • Kind of Mysql's fulltext is limited, it isn't aware of your application and doesn't allow you to index accross objects or tables.

        It doesn't take that long to write your own and have much better results. I would love to work on the searching for search.cpan.org.

        If I had any idea how the data was stored and some sample data I would be happy to have a go.

        --

        @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
        print reverse @JAPH;