[plt-dev] help

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Fri Apr 17 13:56:47 EDT 2009

On Apr 17, Robby Findler wrote:
> 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)?

Yes, that goes with the first bullet: it would be nice to find some
query syntax that will make the results show in a different order.
That's significantly more work though.

(As for color -- that's more difficult, since it just renders the html
that scribble produces -- no interfering with it.)

> > 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.

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