[plt-dev] help

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Thu Apr 16 12:11:15 EDT 2009

Where do we stand with context-sensitive search in drscheme?

I am in Beginner, I type 'image', and I get results on the first page  
that have almost nothing to do with the htdp/image library except for  
alpha-color-list->image, a concept that I am unlikely to even use in  
a typical 211.

Another example concerns Module, and I am looking for 'keyword'. The  
first few entries don't look like what I want. So "Declaring Keyword  
Arguments" and "Keyword Arguments" look like the right thing. I open  
both and I start reading two strangely related but not quite the same  
doc pieces. What's going on? I can't see the margin note at the top  
of the page that mzlib/kw isn't compatible with the new stuff.

I am recounting these stories from my perspective but they didn't  
happen to me.

We need to improve this search somehow. -- Matthias

P.S. I am so used to the kind of results I get and what I have to  
look for that I didn't even see the problem until someone else rubbed  
my nose in it. 

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