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From Michael Busch <busch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Per-document Payloads
Date Mon, 29 Oct 2007 07:09:06 GMT
Doug Cutting wrote:
> 
> If this is really required, perhaps it ought to appear as an attribute
> for stored fields, indicating that the field should be stored in a
> separate "column store".  This would permit efficient enumeration of
> values of just that field.
> 

Yes I was thinking about this too. I'm just not sure if this is
confusing for the users, because it will be conceptually different how
to retrieve "normal" stored fields vs. "column-stored" fields. The
former via getDocument() (multiple field values at a time), but the
latter via an Iterator similar to TermDocs (one value at a time).
Do you think this would be confusing? Or do you have other ideas for the
retrieval API?

-Michael

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