Re: [htdig3-dev] htdig-3.2.0b1 slower than htdig-3.1.3 ?

Subject: Re: [htdig3-dev] htdig-3.2.0b1 slower than htdig-3.1.3 ?
From: Gilles Detillieux (
Date: Wed Feb 23 2000 - 08:06:28 PST

According to
> Geoff Hutchison writes:
> > At 5:48 PM +0100 2/23/00, wrote:
> > > You can dramatically improve indexing speed by setting the following
> > >two parameters :
> > >
> > >wordlist_compress: true
> > >wordlist_cache_size: <the highest value you can afford on your machine>
> >
> > Out of curiosity, why doesn't wordlist_compress default to true?
> >
> That's mainly because it's not proven bullet proof. Only 3 weeks ago
> the endian sensitive bug was fixed. I thought it was safer during the
> first beta testing phase to leave it off by default.
> On the other hand it's stupid because the compression is less used and
> therefore less tested. Given the fact that we often say : turn it on, it
> would make more sense to turn it on by default. I'll do that if you think
> it's a good idea.

I think so. This is a beta after all, and we want all the new code to
get a real workout.

Gilles R. Detillieux              E-mail: <>
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