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Re: Fwd: GSoC Project: Replacement for Apropos

> 2 The user interface (UI) of a search system is principally
>   important, and you should have a close look at existing examples of
>   full-text search systems (Apple Spotlight, Google) to take ideas
>   from and to see how their UIs succeed or fail.

It might also be worth realizing that UI != GUI.  Many systems forget
this, and it is extremely annoying to want to do something that would
be trivial if given a command-line tool that could be embedded in a
script or a shell loop, but is not doable in sane - or even mildly
unreasonable - amounts of time because the only interface to the search
engine is hidden behind an unscriptable GUI.

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