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Re: Apropos commands and regexps

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Apropos commands and regexps
Date: Sat, 18 May 2002 09:26:56 +0300

> From: Richard Stallman <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 13:28:32 -0600 (MDT)
> But the search
> for these words should allow them to be substrings of words.  It should
> not require an exact match against an entire word in the command name.

Substring search might yield too many hits, I'm afraid.  I'd suggest
instead to use a list of synonyms; e.g., `buffer' might have
`iswitchb' and `ibuffer' as its synonyms.  A list maintained by humans
should be more accurate than a substring search done by a program.

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