[Debtags-devel] I want a X to Y Z
Thu, 9 Jun 2005 12:00:29 +0200
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I was thinking at a possible supersimple package search interface that
allows to do phrases like "I want a X to Y Z".
We already have facets to define Y (use::) and Z (media::). We don't
have a proper facet for X (although role:: kind of qualifies). And this
could be a good opportunity to fix role::.
So, I was considering some example such phrases we could compose:
I want a program to edit text
I want a program to view raster images
I want a library to edit raster images
I want an applet to search dictionaries
Question 1: Can you point out examples with more tricky cases?
This approach could be extended to have more facets such as:
I want an X11 GTK program to edit raster images in PNG format
Leading to a grammar such as:
"I want a" [interface [uitoolkit]] [role|"anything"] "to" use media
["in" format "format"]
Question 2: Can you point out examples in which such a phrase will be
Question 3: Do you want to play with the python building to create a
GUI to compose such a question and see the results? It
can be a cool way of testing and improving the binding
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