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From Grant Ingersoll <>
Subject Re: Seeking feedback on LUCENE-557
Date Mon, 19 Jun 2006 19:07:33 GMT

Chris Hostetter wrote:
> 2) SpanScorer.explain HACK fix
> NearSpans.skipTo is broken (see LUCENE-569).  This apparently doesn't
> affect too many people (or if it does, they haven't been filing bugs about
> it)  but it does make SpanScorer.explain lie.  I don't understand
> SpanQueries enough to feel comfortable fixing LUCENE-569 (even though
> paul.elschot has pointed out an alternate version of NearSpans that
> doesn't have this bug) but I do have a HACK patch for SpanScorer.explain
> that works arround the bug by just looping over instead of
> using NearSpans.skipTo.
> Should This HACK be commited, or is it better to leave explanations for
> SpanNear queries broken untill someone has the confidence to fix LUCENE-569?
I think it would be all right as long as you make a note of it on the 
569 issue and in the code so that people know why the change is in there.


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