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The following reply was made to PR bin/50437; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: David Holland <dholland-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: bin/50437
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 03:29:46 +0000
On Sun, May 29, 2016 at 07:00:02PM +0000, Abhinav Upadhyay wrote:
> I think this is a special case. The new apropos tries to search for
> exact keywords as mentioned in the query and then tries to rank the
> documents which contain those keywords. While the old apropos used to
> do a grep kind of match in the NAME section and it could find partial
> matches (like lwp_park and _lwp_parK).
> I think the new apropos could handle such kind of issues. I have a
> proposed solution:
> Try to do a full text search for the query, if no results obtained,
> fallback to legacy mode search. However, there are few side-effects:
I think it might be a better approach to try to teach the text
retrieval engine that 'foo' and '_foo' (maybe also '__foo__') are
Patching this special case by doing arbitrary substring searches will
generate all kinds of false positives.
David A. Holland
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