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From Robert Muir <>
Subject Re: BytesRef comparable
Date Mon, 03 May 2010 13:24:15 GMT
On Mon, May 3, 2010 at 9:07 AM, Uwe Schindler <> wrote:

> In current flex, the TermsEnum has a method called getComparator() that
> returns the comparator used in this TermsEnum. This is the reason behind it.
> If we change this to only support natural byte[] ordering (of course
> unsigned, die, die Java's signedness of byte!), and codecs should not
> support other ordering in future (In my opinion this would break most MTQs
> depending on the order like range, fuzzy, wildcard,*), its obsolete.

 Yeah even simpler ones like PrefixQuery will break if you were to change
the sort order to say, sort backwards... so I think this is a very expert

Robert Muir

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