Subject: Re: [htdig] doclist+whatsnew
From: Gilles Detillieux (email@example.com)
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
> 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: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Spinal Cord Research Centre WWW: http://www.scrc.umanitoba.ca/~grdetil Dept. Physiology, U. of Manitoba Phone: (204)789-3766 Winnipeg, MB R3E 3J7 (Canada) Fax: (204)789-3930
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