My favorites | Sign in
Project Home Wiki Issues Source
New issue   Search
  Advanced search   Search tips   Subscriptions
Issue 4517: << makes issue tracker search return all terms.
9 people starred this issue and may be notified of changes. Back to list
Reported by, Oct 11, 2010
search for 0x99.  there are few if any hits.
search for 0x99<<.  all issues are returned.
the << is doing something funny to the search,
like nulling it out completely.

Aug 30, 2011
Project Member #1
Looks like an indexing problem of some kind.
Aug 30, 2011
The "<" character is reserved for a less-than comparison, but that part is not implemented yet, so the term is ignored.

We should give an error message to explain that to the user.

Even if we did not say that "<" is reserved, it certainly will not work.  The search backend that we are using now can only search for words, not punctuation.  Maybe we could do some kind of escaping so that the "<" character is transformed into a word that can be indexed, but it might be tricky to make an escaping approach  handle word boundaries the way users expect.
Status: Reviewed
Labels: Component-IssueTracker
Aug 30, 2011
I'd be happy if 0x99<< behaved the same as 0x99.
Sign in to add a comment

Powered by Google Project Hosting