Re: [Rd] A possible improvement to apropos

From: Seth Falcon <sfalcon_at_fhcrc.org>
Date: Fri 15 Dec 2006 - 17:38:37 GMT

Kurt Hornik <Kurt.Hornik@wu-wien.ac.at> writes:

>>>>>> Robert Gentleman writes:
>
>> I would also, personally prefer some sort of approximate matching since
>> there are different ways to spell some words, and some folks abbreviate
>> parts of words.
>
> The same design has been employed by help.search for a long time, for
> exactly the same reasons (albeit with slightly different agrep
> defaults).

I may not have spent enough time adjusting the behavior, but when I tried agrep for apropos, I found that I almost always got way too many hits and found the case-insensitive grep the right balance.

+ seth



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