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Swish-e poor performance?

From: Lars' Local Account <lars(at)>
Date: Thu Aug 27 1998 - 14:27:03 GMT

I have a fairly large collection of email (over 100MB in 20,000 messages),
and finding a piece of information -- esp. one several months old -- can
be challenging.  In the past I've used glimpse to index the mail, but I
wanted to give Swish-e a try (easier search syntax, and it looked as
though it was under more active development).

I had to give up, because after 18 hours it was still churning away.  On
this same collection, glimpse took approx. 3 hours.  Is swish-e's
performance *really* this poor?  Are there any faster alternative out


-- Lars


Lars Kellogg-Stedman * * (617)353-5228
Department of Computer Science, Boston University
Received on Thu Aug 27 07:37:19 1998