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From Robert Muir <>
Subject Re: inconsistency/performance trap of empty terms
Date Fri, 29 Oct 2010 05:32:57 GMT
On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 10:28 PM, Andi Vajda <> wrote:
> I've used this in a URL index. I needed to be able to distinguish between
> searching URLs that had, say, no path, from searching URLs without matching
> the path component. The absence of path was represented with an empty token
> in the path field.

but you didn't really need to use the empty term... you could have
used something like U+001F INFORMATION SEPARATOR... and your whole
index would have been an entire byte bigger?

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