I was trying to search for a class member, and it was really a huge (negative) surprise that SE search engine does not work as expected:

[f#] foldBack (12 results)
[f#] List.foldBack (21 results, mostly different ones)

Seriously, I consider it's a mission critical for programmer's site a to be able to search for frequently used programming items like member methods, variables, events, classes, and namespaces.

So I checked here on Meta and found that indeed, Search doesn't find all posts

Since Search Options doesn't have anything relevant, I guess, nothing has changed since then.

Hence, the question: Are there any hints for uniform searching for class.member or namespace.member? Except GIYF, of course.

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    Actually, Google is the first place I go for searches like these. You can confine your search to Stack Overflow by adding site:stackoverflow.com to your search request.
    – user102937
    Oct 1, 2012 at 18:37
  • @RobertHarvey This is GIYF answer! :)
    – bytebuster
    Oct 1, 2012 at 18:47

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You can use the code: operator, if you are looking for something included in code blocks, such as with [f#] code:"foldBack", or [f#] code:"List.foldBack".


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