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[std-proposals] Searching the Mailing List Archive

From: Frederick Virchanza Gotham <cauldwell.thomas_at_[hidden]>
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2023 15:31:39 +0100
More often than not, when I use the search facility that is provided
on the website for the mailing list archive:


I can't find what I want. Sometimes I can remember a word or two that
was in the title of the post I'm looking for, but I find that the
search facility is helpful less than 50% of the time I use it.
Sometimes I can remember the exact phrase that was in the title of the
post, but still sometimes the search facility fails to find it.

I wanted a list of all original posts to the mailing list in the past
3 years, and so I wrote a program that uses libcurl to do it. The C++
source of the program is here:

I used it produce a HTML file showing an exhaustive list of proposals
going back 3 years, which you can view here:


It has the author and date beside each post so you can just hit Ctrl+F
in your browser to find what you're looking for. Also I've attached
the HTML file to this email.

In the future I might see about writing a little PHP program for my
website that generates this HTML file in realtime.

Received on 2023-08-12 14:31:49