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When trying to see what is written in stackoverflow.com regarding C++'s operator>> the search returns refrences to other operators, and pages with 'operator>>' in the 'Related' section.

One would assume that there are no questions/answers with that text.

Google search with site:stackoverflow.com "operator>>" returns a couple

Result#1, Result#2, ...

Is SO's internal search broken?

  • I'm pretty sure punctuation such as > is not indexed, so any punctuation in the search query is dropped. – moinudin Mar 20 '11 at 14:54
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    Especially in C++, punctuation is important. I can give away , and . but not >, +, etc. – Kate Gregory Mar 20 '11 at 15:02
  • @marcog I understand, but as stackoverflow is a specialized site, where programming languages are the topics, these need to be treated as acceptable search terms. solutions are needed – nhed Mar 20 '11 at 16:17
  • @nhed I agree, but it means search is not broken and this is a feature request rather than a bug. – moinudin Mar 20 '11 at 16:51
  • I guess I was using a looser definition of bug ... the point is that I pointed it out and hopefully someone from stackexchange will note it. This is my first question on meta hopefully I didn't upset anyone by calling it a bug. – nhed Mar 20 '11 at 21:08
  • @nhed no upset taken, feel free to edit your question and put "Support" tag instead of bug to make it more accurate. – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Mar 21 '11 at 10:49

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