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From "Mike Sokolov (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (LUCENE-4040) Improve QueryParser and supported syntax documentation
Date Thu, 10 May 2012 03:44:57 GMT


Mike Sokolov updated LUCENE-4040:

    Attachment: LUCENE-4040.patch

small document patch for surround parser
> Improve QueryParser and supported syntax documentation
> ------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: LUCENE-4040
>                 URL:
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: modules/queryparser
>            Reporter: Chris Male
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: LUCENE-4040.patch
> In LUCENE-4024 there were some changes to the fuzzy query syntax.  Only the Classic QueryParser
really documents its syntax, which makes it hard to know whether the changes effected other
QPs.  Compounding this issue there are many classes which have no javadocs at all and I found
myself quite confused when I consolidated all the QPs into their module.
> We should do a concerted effort to improve the documentation so that it is clear what
syntax is supported by what QPs and so that at least the user facing classes have javadocs.
> As part of this, I wonder whether we should give the syntax supported by the Classic
QueryParser a new name (rather than just Lucene's query syntax) since other QPs can and do
support other syntax, and then somehow add some typed control over this, so QPs have to declare
programmatically that they support the syntax and so we can verify that by randomly plugging
in implementations into tests.

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