CGI Search Script?
g2 at seebelow.org
Fri Sep 29 21:41:45 CEST 2000
Alan Kennedy wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I'm on the lookout for a python CGI search script.
> Does anyone know of such a beast?
Not me. I've looked around a little, but couldn't find one.
(BTW, since Zope is Python's "Killer App", do you 'spose part of what it
kills is development of Python CGI scripts?)
> I'm using a Perl (ugh) script at the moment,
Me too. (Ugh too.)
On dspGuru, I use the "Perlfect Search". It works great <<less
filling>>. And that's a good thing, too, because otherwise I'd probably
have to hire the Perlfect people (http://www.perlfect.com) to fix it.
(I think that might be how they pay their bills. <wink>)
> and would like to move it over to something a little more
Me too. I don't know if yours or mine is better, but if the Perlfect
Search were written in Python, it would be even better. Then, for
example, I would probably be able to add a "stemmer" to it.
> without having to start from scratch.
I guess it's kind of a chicken-and-egg problem: A big piece of code is
written in Perl so it isn't maintainable; we'd like to write it in
Python so it would be maintainable; but since it isn't maintainable,
it's pretty hard to translate it to Python.
You're welcome in retrospect. <wink>
Grant R. Griffin g2 at dspguru.com
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