RE: Getting started

From: Robert J. Lebowitz <>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 1998 11:28:31 -0500
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At 09:01 AM 4/23/98 -0700, you wrote:
>At 07:45 AM 4/23/98 -0500, Crispen, Bob wrote:
>>On another subject, do we ever intend to take up
>>SWISH on this list?
>No plans for SWISH, but I plan to deal with indexing and search issues -- I

You might want to check out SWISH++, a much more efficient indexing and search engine developed by Paul Lucas at JPL. you can obtain it from:

It is written in C++, and will compile with the g++ 2.8.1 compiler (or newer).
It requires the standard template libraries.

I've been using it about a month now, and it's at least an order magnitude faster than SWISH, and does not exhibit any of SWISH's faults, particularly when you're trying to index large numbers of files. It handles merging automatically, and has a number of other nice features.


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