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From Otis Gospodnetic <>
Subject Re: contrib/queryParsers/surround
Date Sun, 29 May 2005 16:33:02 GMT
--- Erik Hatcher <> wrote:
> On May 28, 2005, at 10:04 AM, Paul Elschot wrote:
> > Dear readers,
> >
> > I've started moving the surround query language
> >
> > into the directory named by the title in my working copy of the
> lucene
> > trunk. When the tests pass I'll repost it there.
> > In case someone  needs this earlier, please holler.
> As for naming conventions and where this should live in contrib,  
> consider that a user will only want a single query parser and more  
> than that would be unneeded bloat in her application.  The contrib  
> pieces are all packaged as a separate JAR per directory under
> contrib.

I agree, a typical user would want just one query parser to handle all
types of queries.  So wouldn't it be better to fold Paul's Surround
query parser into Lucene's current query parser?

Otherwise, the user will have to use tricks to detect that the entered
query uses Surround query syntax and use Surround query parser instead,


> My recommendation would be to put your wonderful surround parser and 
> supporting infrastructure under contrib/surround.
> I'm very much looking forward to having this available!

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