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Google does indeed support parens
That's news to me then. Is there documentation of this somewhere? Search Engine Showdown [searchengineshowdown.com], for instance, says Google doesn't.
Upon trying a few queries, it does seem to work. The typical
at least appears to work perfectly. How long has this been around for?
(word1 ¦ word2) (word3 ¦ word4)
Perhaps a bug with the google toolbar?
first. It doesn't check for another
, and it separates strings by spaces, which is why the parentheses get moved around.
I've been using parens regularly on Google since last summer. I don't know when they started working -- I've never had problems with them. Mind you, I don't do that much nested stuff -- like (foo (otherfoo ¦ bar)) -- but generally just enough to keep my queries neat.
it appears you can limit the search to 9 sites, although it bombs out with 10
a very simple technique for making some sort of meta-search