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From Marvin Humphrey <>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-2308) Separately specify a field's type
Date Fri, 12 Mar 2010 20:31:45 GMT
On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 03:01:27PM -0500, Mark Miller wrote:
> Committers are competant in different areas of the code.  Even mike  
> wasn't big into the search side until per segment.  Commiters are  
> trusted to mess with the pieces they know.

Absolutely.  I wouldn't expect every committer to undertand the gory details
of posting formats, and I've been a little caught off guard by the blowback
from what I thought was an inoccuous observation.

But by the same token, I wouldn't expect our users to have sufficient
expertise to understand all the variants of omit*() either.  This stuff
oughtta be implementation details.

> I don't see anyone even remotely suggesting that users should have to  
> understand all of the implications of posting format modifications.

That's what omitTFAP() and omitNorms() do, though.  And as Mike pointed out in
the "baby steps" thread, omitTFAP() is often misunderstood.

Marvin Humphrey

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