[plt-dev] help

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Fri Apr 17 13:45:13 EDT 2009

On Apr 17, Matthias Felleisen wrote:
> Like bug reports, help is launched from within drscheme and can
> gather all this information.

It can pass along information to the search page, and there is a
facility to customize the result by setting a "search context" which
pre-filters the results that you will see.  The issues that need a
solution are:

1. The kind of things that you can do with search quesries are
   limited, specifically, there is no way right now to write an `or'
   query.  (IIRC, this was the main problem with the student

2. The interface for dealing with these context queries (showing the
   current context, clearing it, and editing it) is probably
   suboptimal.  This is at least my own guess based on the fact that
   almost nobody is using it.

Suggestions are welcome, and (working) patches are welcome even more.

          ((lambda (x) (x x)) (lambda (x) (x x)))          Eli Barzilay:
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