Thread: search function

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    budding software engineer luigi40's Avatar
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    Question search function

    is there any faq/help on the forum search function to do with boolean functions? for instance to search for: pointers AND functions i get pointers, functions, which is indicative of returning all pages with pointers OR functions.

    I have searched the general disscusion forum to no avail.

    thank you


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    It should be returning only results that match all keywords. You need try something bizarre to test how it returns maches, such as "pointers functions dog"; it will return only three results. If it were searching for "Pointers OR functions OR dogs" it would have a lot more than three results. (You're probably getting the results you get because pointers and functions often occur together, and both are fairly common words on this forum.)

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