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Re: Apropos commands and regexps

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: Apropos commands and regexps
Date: 13 May 2002 10:40:52 +0900

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> > Wouldn't it be simpler (for a novice user -- and for advanced users
> > too) to simply write one or more words (substrings) and then search
> > for all combinations of those words (substrings) in the relevant list.
> > 
> > E.g. C-h a open file RET  would find any matching
> > 
> >         open.*file and file.*open
> Perhaps we should have a new command for that, and name it something like
> apropos-keywords.

I agree, but I think it shouldn't use the wierd hack on regexp syntax,
that's just confusing.

I'd say just separate the keywords by looking for commas or whitespace
or either (each `keyword' could be a regexp though).  That would be
both more convenient and also more familiar to people used to using
typical keyword searches (e.g., in web search engines).

Would you like fries with that?

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