[sf-perl] Perl search engine

mehryar mehryar at mehryar.com
Wed Jul 21 14:11:07 PDT 2010

circa 1995-2000, the DejaNews search engine was all Perl and mod_perl 
(except for the core indexing code) and it was pretty fast. It later got 
acquired by Google and became what is now Google Groups.


On Wed, 21 Jul 2010, yary wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 12:43 PM, Joe Brenner <doom at kzsu.stanford.edu> wrote:
> ...
>> Also, if I'm right that google has been ignoring some good
>> technologies (perl, postgresql), then it might be possible to
>> get a little edge over them by using them...
> For what it's worth, my understanding is that Google uses Perl in its
> release management, but its more of a Python & Java shop overall (eg
> what do they allow to run on the Google App Engine).
> Also back when Lycos was the only game in town, an acquaintance there
> told me their Perl was a performance hit, and they were rewriting
> anything that executed as a result of a visitor's search in C. That
> was circa 1994 and I never followed up.
> -y
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