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    Hi folks,
    i've been told to build a search engine for the company i'm in for trial. I've checked d3v and voodooman's topics about the best programming language. Well, i've concluded that each language is good at doing somthing. Each one is better at a doing a kind of task.
    So what about search engines? Wich language is more adapted to this style of applications?

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    Perl is commonly used, but C is the best simply because it is the fastest.

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    If you're building a large search engine I would suggest to pick a database first and then a programming language.

    Think about:
    - MySQL database with PHP3 (I use this combination)
    - Access or Oracle with Coldfusion or ASP

    If the database is small you can start with an ASCII database with Perl.

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    It also depends on what do you mean by "search engine". If you have not a big budget and no team of programmers and you are trying to build a really strong search engine which will compete (at least in terms of technology) with big boys like altavista, hotbot, etc., then you better stick with some product designed for that purpose like Altavista's search engine, infoseek's, ms search server (part of site server) or anything else.

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    Or just use/modify/adopt one of the many free ones available on the Internet. It'll save you countless hours duplicating programming that has been done many times over.

    Owen

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    Thanks guys for your advices!
    Owen, can yoo tell me where i can find a good and free script for this, with clear code ?
    I think it's going to be with perl because the engine won't be really big.

    [This message has been edited by Redox (edited May 11, 2000).]

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    Redox,

    Have you looked at:

    http://www.atomz.com ??

    (PS: no affiliation with the company).

    Mark


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