Stack Overflow search engine has gone through numerous improvements over the years and in effect is quite useful. Its sorting and filtering capabilities are outstanding but when it comes to fulltext search Google still has the upper hand.
For example, a Python-related native search for
returns no matches.
In contrast, Google does a lot better and comes up with 22 hits for
To get at least somewhat similar results with native search (currently 19 hits) one has to be a lot wordier and use something along the lines of
It seems that Google is smarter in defining word boundaries, especially when it comes to source code.
Would it be possible (and reasonable) to upgrade SO search to include common code punctuation as word delimiters?
PS. This isn't about beating Google but rather having a more accurate native search.