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Re: Pathological case for Debian packages search page

On Thu, Nov 21, 2002 at 03:31:52PM -0500, "H. S. Teoh" <hsteoh@quickfur.yi.org> was heard to say:
> This package:
> 	http://packages.debian.org/unstable/editors/the.html
> never shows up when you search for "the" in
> 	http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages
> I assume it's because the search engine ignores common words like "the"
> :-) Also, because the BTS uses the search engine to link to the package
> pages, the package link on the BTS page for "the" will never turn up
> anything.
> Now just think of all those poor people who are searching for "the" editor
> on Google... :-P

  Frankly, I think that's the the editor's fault for picking the, maybe the
most common word in English, as the name for the.  It makes sentences
about the like this one appear to be missing words when they talk about

  Maybe the the package should be renamed to "the-editor" to remove
the confusion.  That won't help confusion about searching for the when
the the you mean is not the the the search engine thinks you mean.


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