[Yum-devel] ranked multiterm searching

James Antill jantill at redhat.com
Tue Jun 5 15:35:04 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-06-05 at 09:49 -0400, seth vidal wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-06-05 at 09:48 -0400, James Antill wrote:
> >  Well one of the reasons google can get away with this is that they only
> > display the first X matches. Doing that in yum search, by default, would
> > probably up the usability too.
> >  Maybe yum search --all-matches, for the everything?
> do, return the top 10?

 That might not be a bad default[1], although my first guess is that it
might be better to have:

1. everything that matches all terms, upto X*2.
2. any more results upto X

...but maybe that'll be too confusing.

[1] And a limits would also fix the usability problem of doing "yum
search foo" instead of "yum list *foo*" (yes, it's stupid ... but I do
this way too often).

James Antill <jantill at redhat.com>
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