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

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: `s' (regex) search [was Re: Info enhancements]
Date: 03 Dec 2003 13:31:55 +0200

> From: Harry Putnam <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 03 Dec 2003 03:42:50 -0600
> 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.

Not really, especially when I work with a manual for a tool that I
don't use too regularly.

> 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.

Good indexing should require even less knowledge.  All you need is to
think about related words or phrases.

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

Ah, but it's not the only method, so this is not the issue at point.

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