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From Marvin Humphrey <>
Subject Re: [spatial] Cartesian "Tiers" nomenclature
Date Wed, 30 Dec 2009 01:22:48 GMT
On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 04:54:06PM -0800, patrick o'leary wrote:

> Marvin, then by all means write your own sir

Well, that's a possibility.  Of course it would work with Lucy, not Lucene.
One of my motivations for studying contrib-spatial today was to understand how
you'd done things so that if in fact publishing a public spacial package for
Lucy becomes a priority, we'd have learned from your experiences and start off
with a better API than I would have dreamed up myself from scratch.
Alternatively, if someone else gets to it before I do, after today's
conversation I will be in a better position to iterate with them and offer
constructive criticism regarding their contribution.

In the mean time, you are free to use the feedback I've contributed here to
nip and tuck at the docs for Java Lucene contrib-spatial.  Or not.  

I happen to believe that such reviews are valuable.  In Lucyland, we actively
solicit them and use them aggressively to refine APIs, documentation, class
hierarchies and code.  And historically, we have had a lot of success
cross-pollinating Lucy and Lucene.  Maybe this will be another area of
fruitful collaboration.  I hope so.


Marvin Humphrey

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