Verbatim searches with any characters

[Old Forum guest] anonymous
Created: 8 years and 5 months ago
Searching for code snippets, errors, etc is a nightmare on google because of the characters it ignores.  DDG might do better, but my first test it 'failed.'

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Unfortunately, the underlying APIs we use don't index punctuation either. However, the 0-click indexes we do have, e.g. Wikipedia, Stack Overflow etc. do index full punctuation. So to the extent there is something in there that matches, it will be returned, but generally it is hard to overcome this issue atm.
posted by yegg Staff8 years and 5 months ago Link