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I agree - links to search tools or at least explanations of how to use them would be very welcome.
Better still I believe, abandon mailing lists altogether (because they can clog up mail clients) and use forum/BB instead.
On 30 March 2014 05:02, Andrew Barnert email@example.com wrote:
From: Terry Reedy firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2014 3:08 PM
On 3/29/2014 4:54 PM, Ben Finney wrote:
Richard Prosser email@example.com writes:
I wanted to search this list (and other Python ones) but it is practically impossible to do so.
The forum URL:https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-ideas has all its messages archived online for web browsing at URL:http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-ideas/.
So you can use any web search tool to search it. A good search engine like DuckDuckGo will let you constrain the search to a particular subset of the web:
site:http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-ideas foo bar baz
So why not add a tool like http://markmail.org/search/?q=python to https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-ideas or the like?
We have generally-appicable services that index the web and make much better search tools. I don't often find a site's own custom search tool to be sufficiently better to use it, when DuckDuckGo is available.
This list and many others are also available through, archived at, and searchable at news.gmane.org.
How hard would it be to add appropriate links (or, better, custom search boxes, or, worse but still helpful, a paragraph explaining how to search each of those manually) to the mailing list archive pages?
For example, if you link to this:
... then people just need to fill in their search terms on the Advanced Search page that comes up.
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