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Re: [SWISH-E:374] RE: Using Parentheses

From: Roy Tennant <rtennant(at)not-real.library.berkeley.edu>
Date: Thu Jul 16 1998 - 22:39:17 GMT
In working with Leslie, we determined that the problem was a lack of
quotes around the search string. I need to check the documentation, which
I don't think is clear about the need for quotes around the query string
to make sure it is parsed appropriately.
Roy Tennant

On Thu, 16 Jul 1998, David Norris wrote:

> Shouldn't that be:
> orrery not (saturn or pluto)
> 
> 'and not' should be an oxymoron.  (I didn't pay as much attention as I
> should have in my college Boolean classes, though ;)  Perhaps this is
> confusing SWISH-E.  I have no real clue, though.  Just a semi-educated
> guess.
> 
> ,David Norris
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: swish-e@sunsite.berkeley.edu
> [mailto:swish-e@sunsite.berkeley.edu]On Behalf Of Laurie Dickinson
> Sent: Thursday, 16 July, 1998 14:47
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: [SWISH-E:373] Using Parentheses
> 
> 
> Dear All,
> 
> The swish-e documentation says that you can use parens to force order of
> evaluation, but when I try it, say by typing orrery and not (saturn or
> pluto) into a query field, it returns nothing.  Any ideas on how this
> really works?  Also, the docs say to use lowercase for the booleans but
> that seems not to be a problem; it treats uppercase booleans just fine.
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> Laurie
> 
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Received on Thu Jul 16 15:46:30 1998