[racket-dev] Potential search improvement

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Tue May 29 07:33:31 EDT 2012

Just now, Sam Tobin-Hochstadt wrote:
> On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 7:17 AM, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:
> >
> > ** More about the change (especially if you want to try to improve
> >   things):
> >
> > This is not real ranking, but it should give better results overall.
> > The thing is that the search assigns a small integer "score" for each
> > term, where the scores are (roughly)
> >
> >  0 no match,
> >  1 match-all-subword-parts,
> >  2 contains a match,
> >  3 matches a prefix,
> >  4 exact match.
> I think you probably want to rank/divide '1' here based on how much of
> the identifier is matched by the search.  For example, if you search
> for 'current-sep-line', you probably want 'current-line-sep' first,
> but currently you get 'current-alist-line-sep' first.

Like I said: [...] but that would require to actually sort the

(The thing is that now it does something like


and then it concatenates all of the matches arrays.  To have random
numbers, it would need to put everything in one array and then sort
it.  That can currently get to ~20k things to sort and adjust for
additional entries that get added on each release, planet packages,

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