Forum question: How do I search for symbols


#1

Sorry, if this has been asked,

Also, how can I do a search for things like:
>>
:=

When I try this, I get no response from the search bar.

ps… (I figured out how to search for any users posts using @username) but is there one for symbols?


#2

This would be a question for the Discourse developers, so I posted your question in the Discourse Meta forum. We are curious about the answer as well :slight_smile:


#3

You can also try to search for the names of operators if you know them.

For example:

  • >> is the conversion operator - it converts objects to the expected class or the class you specify using methods with the name of the class to convert to.
  • := is the assignment operator - it copies the contents from the right hand object operand to the left hand object operand using the method named assign().