[Chicago] python searching

Ian Bicking ianb at colorstudy.com
Sun Apr 15 02:34:29 CEST 2007

Of course if you had searched google you would have found it! (#4 for 
google python search)

Carl Karsten wrote:
> I can't be the only one - I think this is a common problem.
> I want a one stop shopping version of searching for python stuff.  Like most 
> users, I don't have any specifics, just some fuzzy annoyance in my life that I 
> want someone else to fix.  well, I'll try to give some clues.
> It seems whatever python related thing I am searching for the process goes like 
> this:
> http://www.python.org/doc/ "Python Documentation"  it has a "search box" but 
> looking at the html I see: <..."sitesearch" value="www.python.org"...> so it is 
> searching more than just the docs section.
> I click on "advanced search" http://www.python.org/search and get 3 more search 
> boxes plus some links to other places to search.  None of them let me limit the 
> search to docs.
> http://www.python.org/dev/searchplugin/  "This will install a Python Bugs search 
> engine in Firefox/Mozilla's Search Bar."  That is the right concept, but I want 
> to search docs.
> Of course there are language docs, standard library docs and a variety of other 
> docs.
> What I would like to see:  a search that aggregates across all of the various 
> python doc searches.
> Ok, I feel better now.  thanks for listening.
> Carl K
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