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From Doug Cutting <>
Subject Re: svn commit: r332747 - in /lucene/java/trunk: ./ src/java/org/apache/lucene/search/regex/ src/test/org/apache/lucene/search/regex/
Date Tue, 15 Nov 2005 05:36:50 GMT
Erik Hatcher wrote:
> The downside is scoring closer matches (in say the WildcardQuery)  would 
> no longer be possible, right?

Right.  We could implement a scorer that keeps a byte array of scores 
instead of a bit vector, using's 8-bit float format. 
That would use more memory, but still permit ranked searches.  Worth it? 
  I don't know.  I'd go with the simpler solution first.


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