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From Otis Gospodnetic <otis_gospodne...@yahoo.com>
Subject RE: Status of proximity in query language
Date Tue, 26 Feb 2002 19:21:34 GMT

--- Doug Cutting <DCutting@grandcentral.com> wrote:
> > From: Peter Carlson [mailto:carlson@bookandhammer.com]
> > 
> > % (can use be used to escape characters).
> 
> This reminds me: Should we add an escape character to the query
> parser?
> This would permit any query syntax character to be included literally
> in a
> query token (provided the analyzer could also handle that character).
> Percent and backslash are popular escapes.
> 
> For example, if backslash were the escape, then the query:
>   file:c\:\\autoexec.bat
> would match the term "c:\autoexec.bat" in the "file" field.
> 
> Thoughts?

I don't have the need for that (yet), but a few people have asked about
it before, so I'd imagine it would make some people very happy
immediately.

Otis


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