I think this is related to broken Google search at How do I tell Google my search terms are requirements and not mere suggestions?. I think this question is a particular case of the general problem.

I need to search for the terms c++ implicit template instantiation -flto. Because -flto has a dash I quote it "-flto". Search is not honoring my quotes and omits the term, but asks me if it should be included by further quoting the quoted term which has already been quoted twice. Ad infinitum:

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How do I enter my terms so Google provides search results for them?

  • Related, are there alternative search engines that actually honor search requests and provide [semi] useful results? (I know Bing and Yahoo are alternatives but I've found they provide awful results. I'm hoping there's something better out there I don't know about. I'm happy to switch at this point). – user72479 Jan 25 '19 at 1:46
  • duckduckgo.com/… – user0 Jan 25 '19 at 1:51

you can try to fix it with * like:

c++ implicit template instantiation "*-flto"


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