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Subject: It is impossible to search for modules or distributions which start with "Pod..."
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I'm using AnnoCPAN and I'm trying to look up modules relating to POD, ie Pod::Classdoc, Pod::*, Pod::Checker, etc. Every search attempt gives me a "not found" message, but without the search words I entered. I get the same behavior when trying to search for Pod-* distributions. The only way I found to find anything relating to Pod handling is by using normal CPAN to find the author, and then AnnoCPAN to browse them by author. It looks like the search engine is trying to avoid pod-related spam-results in the search results but it's being too agressive about it...?
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On Fri Dec 28 09:33:49 2007, gyles19@visi.com wrote: Show quoted text
> I'm using AnnoCPAN and I'm trying to look up modules relating to POD, ie > Pod::Classdoc, Pod::*, Pod::Checker, etc. Every search attempt gives me
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> "not found" message, but without the search words I entered. > > I get the same behavior when trying to search for Pod-* distributions. > > The only way I found to find anything relating to Pod handling is by using > normal CPAN to find the author, and then AnnoCPAN to browse them by author. > > It looks like the search engine is trying to avoid pod-related spam-
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> in the search results but it's being too agressive about it...?
Does AnnoCPAN only function on exact matches? If so, it would be much more useful to have a browsable tree of modules/distributions than just a fill-in box. Users aren't always following a link to get here.


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