Google Search is getting a minor update that improves its ability to answer technical questions related to programing languages. Aimed at improving computer science-related queries, the search engine is now better at recognizing special characters and delivering contextual results.
Specifically, searches containing sequences of 2-3 special characters such as [== vs ===] and [+=] will return results related to programing languages versus just general answers. For example, c++17 will now return results related to the programing language and not the similarly named aircraft.
Google notes that this improved context will help a “student looking to learn the basics of computer science or an engineer at a tech company” and make the engine a better technical resource for programing languages. The company already has a history of offering job interviews to those who search for highly technical CS terms and concepts.
These search improvements should now be live on both desktop and mobile.
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