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Re: [vox-tech] [help@google.com: Re: [#19464334] Searching fordotfiles]

On Thu 13 Jan 05, 12:40 PM, Bill Kendrick <nbs@sonic.net> said:
> > Would that REALLY cause their database to melt down in panic?
> It would if suddenly every variation of a 'word' became its own searchable
> thing.  In my above example, we'd go from one 'bucket' labelled
> "pages with the word 'forward' in it", to one for every variation...
> A bucket for ".forward", a bucket for "forward.", a bucket for
> "forward," a bucket for "forward;", a bucket for "forward?", a bucket for
> "forward!", ... and so on. :^)  (Oh hey, maybe we want to search for
> "forward...", too... distinct from "forward." ;^) )
Huh?  I advocated no such thing.  I advocate being able to search for a word
beginning with a dot.

As in ".forward".

I don't care about "forward," or "forward!" or any other variation you
mentioned above.

Again, we're talking about dotfiles.  Not general punctuation.  So I ask:
   Would that REALLY cause their database to melt down in panic?


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