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From Michael Busch <>
Subject Re: Payloads
Date Thu, 18 Jan 2007 16:31:24 GMT
Grant Ingersoll wrote:
> Just to put in two cents: the Flexible Indexing thread has also talked 
> about the notion of being able to store arbitrary data at: token, 
> field, doc and Index level.
> -Grant

Yes I agree that this should be the long-term goal. The payload feature 
is just a first step in the direction of a flexible index format. I 
think it makes sense to add new functions incrementally, as long as we 
try to only extend the API in a way, so that it is compatible with the 
long-term goal, as Doug suggested already. After the payload patch is 
committed we can work on a more sophisticated per-doc-metadata solution. 
Until then we can use payloads for that use case. Flexible indexing is 
very complex and progress is progress... :-)

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