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Posted on 09-Mar-2001 20:49 GMT by Christian Kemp5 comments
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I just finished implementing an experimental search engine for ANN. Even though I implemented it in true trial&error, quick&dirty (TEQD) fashion - copying various parts of ANN's existing code and changing things around until it gave the desired results - it should work fairly well. Speed was excellent, considering it does a full text search of a few thousand files. How it works is you enter a single word (multiple words, and/or cases, or upper/lowercase distinction are all not supported yet), select in which category or categories you want to search, and whether you just want to check the titles (headlines) or the full article. Note that in some cases a word might only be found in the "Read More" part, which is not displayed right away, but you have to click on it like you usually do in such cases.

Please let me know if you encounter any bugs or inconveniences, and do not hesitate to add any other ideas and suggestions in the comments section.

Search ANN Explanations : Comment 1 of 5ANN.lu
Posted by kevin orme on 08-Mar-2001 23:00 GMT
without sounding too much like a rah-rah, great work! This has been a desired feature for a while and will only serve to enhance this already great site!
Kevin Orme
amiga university
Search ANN Explanations : Comment 2 of 5ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 08-Mar-2001 23:00 GMT
I think a search is a much needed feature!
But as the search facility has been posted as a news item, does this mean in the weeks to come we'll have to go through the previous archives to find do a search?
Search ANN Explanations : Comment 3 of 5ANN.lu
Posted by Christian Kemp on 09-Mar-2001 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (Anonymous):
No, I just wanted to see if it works first, before making it a regular feature.
Search ANN Explanations : Comment 4 of 5ANN.lu
Posted by Don Cox on 09-Mar-2001 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Christian Kemp):
It seems to work fine here, using Voyager on Amiga A4000.
Search ANN Explanations : Comment 5 of 5ANN.lu
Posted by rvo on 09-Mar-2001 23:00 GMT
Great work chris
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