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Search Algorithmby tenfourty (Novice)
|on Aug 10, 2000 at 17:27 UTC||Need Help??|
tenfourty has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Hi All you guru's out there,
I am looking for a very efficient sorting algorithm as I am writting a program to search through a list of files and find any occurences of a list of keywords.
At the moment the algorithm I am using is:
I can post my source up here if you want but i didn't want to take up extra space.
This algorithm works fine for a small file list, but it can take ages when searching through several thousand files.
Is there any faster or more advanced way of doing this search out there, maybe a module or something that will do this for me? I have searched but haven't come across anything yet.