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From Brian Goetz <>
Subject Re: Status of proximity in query language
Date Tue, 19 Feb 2002 00:46:58 GMT
> This reminds me: Should we add an escape character to the query parser?

Probably.  That at least mitigates the effect of taking away an important
character for query syntax (*, ~, (), []).

Easy enough to do.

> For example, if backslash were the escape, then the query:
>   file:c\:\\autoexec.bat
> would match the term "c:\autoexec.bat" in the "file" field.

Backslash is the obvious choice, but the above example suggests it
will bite some users.  

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