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From Nathaniel Irons <>
Subject Re: Basic clause with NOT
Date Sat, 22 Dec 2001 18:24:15 GMT
On Fri, Dec 21, 2001 at 03:30:17PM -0800, Otis Gospodnetic wrote:

> The answer is: NOT <query term> queries are not permitted.

Is it impractical (or a speed trap) to add a field with a known value
to all documents, and then search for it alongside the negated query?
I'm not clear if this is the strategy dismissed as "very slow" in the
new FAQ entry.


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