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From "Ning Li" <>
Subject Re: Payloads
Date Fri, 22 Dec 2006 19:38:18 GMT
On 12/22/06, Doug Cutting <> wrote:
> Ning Li wrote:
> > The draft proposal seems to suggest the following (roughly):
> >  A dictionary entry is <Term, FilePointer>.
> Perhaps this ought to be <Term, TermInfo>, where TermInfo contains a
> FilePointer and perhaps other information (e.g., frequency data).

Yes. Another example is skip data.

> So the ideal solution would permit both different formats to either
> share a file, or to use their own file(s).


> Is it worth the complexity
> this would add to the API?  Or should we jettison the notion of multiple
> posting files per segment?

+1 for a single posting file per segment. I was wondering if we wanted
to provide all the flexibility possible. Things will be much simpler
with a single posting file per segment... :-)


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