Tk::Pod::Search_db(3) dirty OO wrapper for perlindex's search functionality


** THIS IS ALPHA SOFTWARE everything may and should change **
** stuff here is more a scratch pad than docomentation! **
use Tk::Pod::Search_db;
$idx = Tk::Pod::Search_db->new?(INDEXDIR)?;
@hits = $idx->searchWords(WORD1,...); # @hits is a list of
# relpath1,score1,... where
# score is increasing
$prefix = $idx->prefix();
@word = Tk::Pod::Search_db::normalize(STRING1,...);


Module to search Pod documentation. Before you can use the module one should create the indices with "perlindex -index".


Enable options like -maxhits (currently = 15). Solve PREFIX dependency. Interface for @stop and @unknown also as methods return lists for last searchWords call?

Lots more ...


$idx = Tk::Pod::Search_db->new(INDEXDIR)
Interface may change to support options like -maxhits
search for WORD(s). Return a list of

  relpath1, score1, relpath2, score2, ...

or empty list if no match is found.

$pathprefix = $idx->pathprefix()
The return path prefix and $relpath give together the full path name of the Pod documentation.

        $fullpath = $patchprefix . '/' . $relpath

Note: Should make it easy to use Tk::Pod::Search with perlindex but index specific prefix handling is a mess up to know.


Achim Bohnet <[email protected]>

Most of the code here is borrowed from perlindex written by Ulrich Pfeifer <[email protected]>.

Current maintainer is Slaven Rezić <[email protected]>.

Copyright (c) 1997-1998 Achim Bohnet. All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.