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Re: lynx-dev lynx2.8.1dev.9

From: Philip Webb
Subject: Re: lynx-dev lynx2.8.1dev.9
Date: Mon, 4 May 1998 16:49:58 -0400 (EDT)

980504 Thomas Dickey wrote: 
> 980503 Philip Webb wrote:    
>> i can read C, but have always been intimidated by the sheer length of Lynx. 
>> if you tell me which  .c  files to look at & maybe which line ranges, 
>> i might be able to do something myself 
>> & at least have an easy way of dipping my toe in the water ... 
> this is gonna hurt (but maybe it'll be good experience ;-).

doesn't hurt at all, well not yet anyway ...

> Start from LYMainLoop.c, there are a couple of cases LYK_WHEREIS
> and LYK_NEXT.  They call a common function textsearch (in LYSearch.c),
> which in turn calls www_user_search (in GridText.c).  That's where the
> interesting differences start: Klaus moved some logic into a utility
> function adjust_search_result -- since otherwise www_user_search is
> much like 2.7.2's I assume the problem lies in how adjust_search_result
> is coded or integrated.
> I saw these differences while aligning things, but don't know the history
> or intent - perhaps a little of that would help analyze the problem.
history is important for understanding the World,
but too much can be very dangerous, as the newspapers show daily.
i'll at least have a look where you say & see how far i can understand things.

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