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Searching For Long Words

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:02 am
by Xangis
Search ignores all words more than 14 characters long.

That's no good since wxWidgets has quite a lot of functions that are more than 14 characters long.

For instance, wxEnableTopLevelWindows is 23 characters long. Can't be searched for.

Re: Searching For Long Words

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:50 pm
by xaviou
Hi

It seems you're wrong.
I've just tried the search of "wxEnableTopLevelWindows" and your previous post have been founded.

You shouldn't confuse "ignoring a word" and "not finding a word".

The search of "wxEnableTopLevelWindows" didn't give you any results because it wasn't present in any post in this forum before.

Regards

Xav'

Re: Searching For Long Words

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:05 pm
by Xangis
OK. When it didn't find anything the search results page specifically told me "words more than 14 letters are ignored". It must have been kidding.

Re: Searching For Long Words

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:12 pm
by xaviou
Hi
Xangis wrote:OK. When it didn't find anything the search results page specifically told me "words more than 14 letters are ignored".
I'm sorry to say this, but it seems to be the case :

Try searching your 23 characters long word "wxEnableTopLevelWindows" : it finds this topic.
Now, try the same search but change one letter (or add one, to be sure the word can't be founded) : you'll get the message :
The following words in your search query were ignored because they are too common words: wxenabletoplevelwindowss.
You must specify at least one word to search for. Each word must consist of at least 3 characters and must not contain more than 14 characters excluding wildcards.
I wrote:You shouldn't confuse "ignoring a word" and "not finding a word".
Sorry for this remark : I should have test the search before replying.

Regards

Xav'

Re: Searching For Long Words

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:28 am
by Xangis
No worries, thank you for checking. :)