> Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 09:48:19 -0400 > From: Ray Denenberg <[log in to unmask]> > > (2) We can come up with more intuitive symbols. use ^ and v for all > and any. Thus: > =^ all words > =v any words This was my first thought; then I realised that "v" is word-constituent, so that a search like: author=vkernighan is unparseable. > = = adjacent words > ~ relevant words > = exact string I would prefer unadorned "=" to mean adjacency, since that will be what people want most of the time. _/|_ _______________________________________________________________ /o ) \/ Mike Taylor <[log in to unmask]> www.miketaylor.org.uk )_v__/\ "Still when I think of the road we're travelling on, I wonder what's gone wrong" -- Paul Simon, "American Tune"