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ferret: lucene in Ruby

Doug Cutting
I just ran accross a Ruby port of Lucene:

http://ferret.davebalmain.com/trac/

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RE: ferret: lucene in Ruby

james-17
Hehe... Ten times slower than Lucene.  I've been using Lucene for a year or
two now, and I've looked into various ports, and none of them seem to be
either fast enough, or production-ready.  It would seem that Doug has done a
hell of a job with the Java version, so let me take this opportunity to say
"Thanks!"

As an aside, I note that the Ruby port mentions faster indexing through C
extensions, but it doesn't say anything about searching.  Personally, I
don't care about indexing that much because it can be offloaded and doesn't
have to be done in real time (for me anyway).  I wonder if there is room for
substantial improvement in the searching, or if the efficiency of Lucene
there approaches theoretical limits?

Sincerely,
James

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Doug Cutting [mailto:[hidden email]]
> Sent: Sunday, October 23, 2005 4:44 PM
> To: [hidden email]
> Subject: ferret: lucene in Ruby
>
> I just ran accross a Ruby port of Lucene:
>
> http://ferret.davebalmain.com/trac/
>
> Doug