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From Doug Cutting <>
Subject Re: [Bug 12137] New: - Can '*' or '?' symbol be used as the first character of a search?
Date Fri, 30 Aug 2002 01:16:02 GMT
Brian Goetz wrote:
> Well, not exactly.  You can't conditionally define parsing rules.

That's why I said it's a SMOP (small matter of programming).  The rule 
that parses wildcards needs to check where the first wildcard in a term 
is, and if it's too near the front, throw an exception.  Or something 
like that.


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