[sword-devel] Faster searching wanted

Nathan Youngman sword-devel@crosswire.org
Sat, 30 Mar 2002 11:09:17 -0700

Sword seems pretty slow to execute searches. I'm kind of wondering 
how it's indexed.

Unfortunately I don't have a lot of technical expertise on B-trees 
and stuff to optimize searching. I'm interested in doing a Mac OS X 
front-end, and just wish the performance was better (and the API was 
easier to understand, but I can get past that part).

I had a Bible on a Palm IIIe that not only had all the data 
compressed down, it was really fast to search - and this on a slow 
PDA processor.

Is any work being done on this?

- n8

Nathan Youngman
E-mail: sword at nathany.com
Web: http://nathany.com