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Re: What to do with Swish::Stemmer

From: Peter Karman <karman(at)>
Date: Tue Jul 20 2004 - 20:00:48 GMT
Bill Moseley wrote on 7/20/04 1:25 PM:

> Here's why I'm posting now:  I like the idea of making SWISH::Stemmer
> a wrapper around SWISH::API, but I wonder if that's a performance
> issue loading the large SWISH::API vs. loading the small
> SWISH::Stemmer module.  Anyone know if that's an issue on modern
> operating systems?  That is, is the OS smart enough to only load
> what's needed from the shared library?

I like this idea too. Much easier to maintain/administer. It might be 
enough just to document that the SWISH::Stemmer loads SWISH::API and 
caveat emptor (is that a double pun since SWISH-E is free??). I think 
the tradeoff between maintenance and performance goes to the maintenance 
Peter Karman - Software Publications Engineer - Cray Inc
phone: 651-605-9009 -
Received on Tue Jul 20 13:01:03 2004