Re: [htdig] doclist+whatsnew

Subject: Re: [htdig] doclist+whatsnew
From: Gilles Detillieux (
Date: Mon Nov 15 1999 - 09:59:00 PST

According to Geoff Hutchison:
> On Sun, 14 Nov 1999, Giancarlo wrote:
> > someone some time ago suggested that there could exist a '*' word
> > search, which will 'catch two birds with one bean', as a sort by date
> > would give a 'whatsnew' list as well...
> It wouldn't be a difficult feature to add IMHO. But there are two
> problems:
> 1) There's a feature-freeze for 3.2.0b1 so we can get it out the door in a
> reasonable time-frame. (It's already much-delayed.)
> 2) I was never sure what the preferred syntax would be for that query.
> Does "*" make intuitive sense?

I think "*" makes perfect sense, as long as it doesn't conflict with anything
else. It seems to be a logical extension of the "foo*" prefix matching.

If the fix won't delay things too much, I'd give it a +1 vote. It's been
requested a few times already.

Gilles R. Detillieux              E-mail: <>
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