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bug#39515: 28.0.50; Gnus, nnir search (G G) on Topic doesn't look at its

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: bug#39515: 28.0.50; Gnus, nnir search (G G) on Topic doesn't look at its groups
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2020 13:16:18 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Jose A. Ortega Ruiz" <address@hidden> writes:

> On Mon, Feb 10 2020, Eric Abrahamsen wrote:
> [...]
>> It would be very easy to pass the ALL argument to
>> `gnus-topic-find-groups' in `gnus-group-make-nnir-group'.
>> It's really a matter of preference, and what users might interpret as
>> "surprising behavior". Maybe we could take a straw poll on gnus.general?
> At any rate, if this is the expected behaviour, one should probably
> update the manual, which doesn't mention this.  That contributes to the
> surprise, at least in my case.
> IMHO, requiring that all groups are permanently visible to be able to
> perform queries is not very practical (90% of my time in gnus is spent
> not doing queries), but of course a poll won't hurt.

Let me raise a quick query on gnus.general and see what people think.
Personally, I also feel it's less surprising to search all the topic's
groups -- it's usually preferable to search more widely than expected,
vs more narrowly than expected. But let's see if anyone has violent

> I guess another option is simply to make this customizable? Just a flag,
> and a note in the docs, and we can have both options, if it's not too
> complicated.

Meh, I'm sort of against proliferation of options here. But again, let's
see what people think.

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