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Month: January 2010

Still another look at MARC parsing in ruby and jruby

I’ve been looking at making a jruby-based solr indexer for MARC documents, and started off wanting to make sure I could determine if anything I did would be faster than our existing (solrmarc-based) setup. Assertion: The upper bound on how fast I can process records and send them to Solr can be approximated by looking at how fast I can parse (and do nothing else to) marc records from a file. Assertion: If I can’t write a system that’s faster than what we have now, it’s probably not worth my time even though being able to fall back to ruby…

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