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Re: How to search on emacs-devel?

From: dalanicolai
Subject: Re: How to search on emacs-devel?
Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2022 16:17:39 +0100

Ah well, I seem to have forgotten about the 'how to search' link directly after the search field.
However, the fact still is that that info seems to be wrong. For example (to reproduce), I was
trying to find comments about Emacs its package management, using the query `straight package`.
I have checked if the results contained both search terms, but they don't (see result 381
it does not contain the term 'package' (see https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2011-06/msg00192.html).

Effectively, I am usually unable to find relevant threads using the search functionality

On Tue, 8 Mar 2022 at 16:09, dalanicolai <dalanicolai@gmail.com> wrote:
Is there any (other) guide about how to search in the emacs-devel archives?

I am frequently trying to find some old threads, and the search functionality usually seems to be of
no help. As the bottom of the archives page (https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/) tells
me that the search functionality is powered by `Namazu`, I have tried to find in its docs how to use
it. It says that using a space in a query, by default, does the same as the AND operator (see
http://www.namazu.org/doc/manual.html#query). However, when testing it, I have found that that is
not the case (also the and operator does not work).

Wouldn't it be a good idea to add some info about how to use the search functionality?

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