MSN Search Updated – But Still Not Perfect

The infamous scoble has mentioned that the MSN search engine has been updated. I’ve found that it is certainly very quick – as a bit of a test I search for a keyword from a snippet of source that I posted up.

“httpcachedependency”

Its a dinky (for dinky – see inefficient and bug ridden) little implementation of a CacheDependency which checks to see if files on a HTTP server have changed. The MSN search didn’t find a hit, but Google did.

I can only think that this is an issue of scaling. Google probably has a much larger index that the MSN search, and you can only spider so fast.

For the time being the Google Toolbar is going to remain – hits on obscure source code references are extremely important to devs me thinks.

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