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If I do a symbolhound search for Could you give an example of what you _, I get a match with

Regular expressions in Ruby
included. Where is the mistake or what do I have to change to get the correct array? Tags: ruby regex
Could you give an example of what you _want_ the matched

_want_ shouldn't have underscores appearing to symbolhound. It makes it harder to search for underscores in Stack Overflow.

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closed as off topic by kiamlaluno, Mark Trapp, Pops, Manishearth, ChrisF May 18 '12 at 10:43

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What is symbolhound? Where does it come from? How does it work? Why should we cater to it? How popular is it—do lots of people use it? – Cody Gray May 7 '12 at 8:30
@TheEstablishment Thanks for your feedback. I didn't anticipate needing to provide that kind of information. – Andrew Grimm May 7 '12 at 9:29
Isn't that a problem with symbolhound rather than SO? – vascowhite May 7 '12 at 10:08
Apparently symbolhound is a code search engine. I learned something today! ...dogs don't lay eggs. – user7116 May 7 '12 at 13:14
Shouldn't this be closed as "too localized", not as "off topic"? – Andrew Grimm May 7 '12 at 22:18
I'm not sure why it should be closed at all... – Cody Gray May 8 '12 at 3:06
up vote 10 down vote accepted is this our bug? This isn't something we could possibly fix, you would need to ask symbolhound why they behave this way.

To be clear: we render to them the same way we do to you, they're doing the underscores.

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