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Re: Apropos commands and regexps

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Apropos commands and regexps
Date: Sat, 18 May 2002 09:31:55 +0300

> From: address@hidden
> Date: 17 May 2002 23:56:33 +0200
> Actually your first example finds 67 matches on my emacs.
> Your second example is an unfair comparison, as my proposal was that 
> at least two matching words should be required.  This can be illustrated
> by (apropos "\\(find\\|file\\).*\\(find\\|file\\)") which finds 74 hits.
> So I don't see the big difference...

FWIW, I think both 67 and 74 hits are too much.  It takes too much
time to wade through such a long list; many users will give up before
they get to the end.

I think we need to find some way to make the search more efficient
than that.

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