digitalmars.D - Re: Custom search engine for D resources on the web
Jesse Phillips <jessekphillips+D gmail.com> writes:
George Moss Wrote:Over in the other camp, someone has set up a custom search engine "for everyone complaining that it is impossible to search for Go docs and info". http://go-lang.cat-v.org/go-search Given similar complains about the likewise "search-unfriendly D word", perhaps cloning the idea for a "D Language Resources Search Engine" would benefit the D community.
I don't think the issue is searching the documentation, it is using the right terms to get the correct page. Look at the topic on "Phobos packages a bit confusing." One of the problems was converting a string to an integer. This well placed under std.conv for standard conversion. You can use the search provided to look up 'conversion,' but if you don't already know it you probably aren't searching for that. If you want to expand to the entire web, then using 'd programming,' 'd language' or 'd programming language' at the end of your question works well (I always append 'Java' when I want info for that language) I think if there was more thorough documentation, using ignorant terminology during explanation, you would see a much better return on your search results.
Nov 30 2009
Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> writes:
Jesse Phillips wrote:I think if there was more thorough documentation, using ignorant terminology during explanation, you would see a much better return on your search results.
The documentation is written with google in mind, hence what I expect to be the most common search terms for the page are there in the page name, links to it, and headers.
Nov 30 2009