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From cheryl.c...@teamware.co.uk
Subject Re(2): Dash Confusion in QueryParser - Bug? Feat ure?
Date Wed, 15 Oct 2003 15:29:00 GMT
Ulrich Mayring  (15/10/03  14:36):
>Michael Giles wrote:
>> So how do we move this issue forward.  I can't think of a single case
>> where a "-" with no whitespace on either side (i.e. t-shirt, Wal-Mart)
>> should be interpreted as a NOT command.  Is there a feeling that
>> changing the interpretation of such cases is a break in compatibility?
>> I agree that it will change behavior, but I think that it will change it
>> for the better (i.e. fix it).  The current behavior is really broken
>> (and very frustrating for a user trying to search).
>
>I agree. Bugfixes are rarely backwards-compatible by their very nature.
>So if there is some actual use-case for the current behavior, we would
>like to hear about it. Perhaps we can then find a solution that will
>satisfy all parties.
>
>Ulrich

I have had bug reports from users because searching for words containing
hyphens
produced strange results. I applied Victor's patch and have had no problems
since
then.

Cheryl Card
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