Re: [Rd] A possible improvement to apropos

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

Kurt Hornik <> 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 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 mailing list Received on Sat Dec 16 14:38:20 2006

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