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From Antony Blakey <>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (COUCHDB-194) [startkey, endkey[: provide a right-open range selection method
Date Fri, 06 Feb 2009 03:28:00 GMT

On 06/02/2009, at 8:36 AM, Paul Davis wrote:

> I've been pondering this issue of the weird _design/ doc hack.

IMO it's not possible to get this hack right because it doesn't  
acknowledge the reality of Unicode.

> I'd
> either agree with Zach on having separately named keys for open or
> right on *both* ends, or specific to the string and array types, a
> startswith parameter. I don't much like the startswith idea though as
> it's not generally applicable.

I posted a description of prefixkey with an interpretation over all  
JSON values.

Antony Blakey
CTO, Linkuistics Pty Ltd
Ph: 0438 840 787

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being  
a damn fool about it
   -- W.C. Fields

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