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Re: `s' (regex) search [was Re: Info enhancements]

From: Harry Putnam
Subject: Re: `s' (regex) search [was Re: Info enhancements]
Date: Wed, 03 Dec 2003 03:42:50 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Harry Putnam <address@hidden>
>> Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2003 21:54:40 -0600
>> Of course the index search is the first line of attack but after that
>> I rely on emacs  info reader's `s' (regex) search.
> The Emacs manual suggests quite a few ways of searching the docs
> using additional commands, before you even get to `s'.
>> I wondered why this is not part of standalone info reader.
> FWIW, I never needed that in Info.

Being an experienced programmer and developer may have left you with
a much better idea of what to look for and how to do it.  But I have
found consistently over the last several years that the `s' search
requires less knowledge on my part to find what I need.  Right down
to the patterns that are found in a snippet of code or the like.

If only one search method were allowed I'd opt for `s'.

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