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- From: Jani Jaakkola <jjaakkol@cs.Helsinki.FI>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Tue, 22 Dec 1998 16:39:54 +0200 (EET)
Sgrep-1.91a has been made available in source and binary forms. Binaries are
available for Win32, HP-UX, Linux, OSF1 and Solaris platforms.
Sgrep is a tool to search and index text, SGML, XML and HTML files using
New features in version 1.91a include:
- Nearness operators for both ordered and unordered nearness.
- Support for 16-bit wide query terms (this really means, that Sgrep
now supports Unicode)
- Support for UTF-16 and UTF-8 encodings
- 'parenting' operator is now an order of magnitude faster (in the common
- Sgrep now emits and parses #line-directives, which allows for more
accurate error reporting
- An option to query terms from index files
- Many bug fixes
- Introduces some new bugs (hopefully not as many as I fixed).
With version 1.91 I have actually implemented all the new features I ever
planned to have in Sgrep-2. There are still things to do, but they are
mostly small enchantments compared to the work required for introducing
Unicode support to Sgrep. So now I am waiting for your suggestions, while
I am updating the documentation. Should I:
- Add support for using Sgrep from Perl scripts?
- Create examples of how to use Sgrep as a local search engine for
- Make Sgrep fully XML-comformant? (With Unicode support this is now
- Something else?
- Forget Sgrep, because it isn't really useful?
For more information about sgrep:
For a more complete description of the new features see the file README
in sgrep distribution or at:
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