[plt-dev] help

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Fri Apr 17 13:54:14 EDT 2009

I think we tried this (with the currently available search narrowing)
and found we had people the were very confused about why they could
not get teachpack docs.

Perhaps instead of narrowing the search e could have a mode where any
hit in a given manual would show up before any other results (maybe in
another color too)?


On Friday, April 17, 2009, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:
> 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
>    languages.)
> 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.
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