query-builder VS whoosh

Compare query-builder vs whoosh and see what are their differences.


sql query builder library for crystal-lang (by izniburak)


Pure-Python full-text search library (by mchaput)
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  • Milli-py: Python bindings for Milli, an embeddable high-performance search engine
    4 projects | /r/Python | 13 Feb 2023
    The only other embeddable search engine I'm aware off, Whoosh, is brilliant but building the index was quite slow, and search performance degraded quite a lot as number of documents increase (performance is strictly a non-goal). Meilisearch was comparatively faster, I didn't like managing a server to get "just search" in my scripts and applications. However, their underlying engine Milli solves both issues I had, and all that was needed creating bindings for it.
  • Meilisearch v1.0 – the open-source Rust alternative to Algolia and Elasticsearch
    8 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 8 Feb 2023
    Is it really "just a single statically linked binary"?

    I'd love to use Meilisearch as you describe, but their so-called SDKs are just about for the search client, you still need the HTTP server listening on localhost.

    I would love to see something like SQLite based off Meilisearch (i.e. a fully selfcontained library like https://github.com/mchaput/whoosh). Do you know if such a thing exists?

  • Starting a KF Discord Bot
    3 projects | /r/KnowledgeFight | 24 Oct 2022
    Your best bet is to start using a proper search library rather than the simple loop with 'in' checks that you have now. A search lib will handle things like Unicode/ASCII similarities, removal of stop words, stemming, TF-IDF (and other) weighting, etc. and will be massively faster as well. Quite a few pages come up if you Google "python search engine", also Whoosh looks promising.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing query-builder and whoosh you can also consider the following projects:

Elasticsearch - Free and Open, Distributed, RESTful Search Engine

query.cr - Query abstraction for Crystal Language. Used by active_record.cr library.

hermes - Datamapper like Crystal ORM and adapter for Elasticsearch

soegen - Elasticsearch client library for crystal, similar to rubys stretcher gem

Search Engine Parser - Lightweight package to query popular search engines and scrape for result titles, links and descriptions


elasticsearch-dsl-py - High level Python client for Elasticsearch

pysolr - Pysolr — Python Solr client

solrpy - Automatically exported from code.google.com/p/solrpy

lunr.js - A bit like Solr, but much smaller and not as bright

django-haystack - Modular search for Django