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From Dror Matalon <>
Subject Re: Query Parser AND / OR
Date Tue, 30 Dec 2003 20:42:45 GMT
On Tue, Dec 30, 2003 at 03:25:08PM -0500, Erik Hatcher wrote:
> On Dec 30, 2003, at 3:13 PM, Morus Walter wrote:
> >Hmm. That's be up to the developers.
> >Don't know how many of them are reading lucene-user.
> I suspect we're all here!


> QueryParser is Lucene's red-headed step-child.  It works "well enough", 
> but it has more than its share of issues.  It is almost a shame it is 
> part of Lucene's core because of its loose coupling, but it does make 
> Lucene quite approachable for simple applications at least.

And to make things worse, I suspect that it works well enough for most
users so that there's not enough motivation to fix it. 

I'll confess that I seldom use anyting but the defaults not only with
lucene but also with google.

> A complete rewrite of QueryParser would certainly be welcomed by most, 
> I think.
> 	Erik
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