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I tried searching for __LINE__ and all results had "line", but not __LINE__. There are questions on SO containing __LINE__, which I found by searching with other criteria. Search strings like "const_cast" work, so underscores are not entirely ignored. Maybe it is ignored at the beginning and end of the word (to work with italics/bold)?

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I'm observing the same behavior when trying to search for __str__. – Piotr Dobrogost Feb 9 '12 at 18:13

With the latest search changes, this is now handled much better, for example:

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