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From sergiu gordea <>
Subject Re: Starts With x and Ends With x Queries
Date Tue, 08 Feb 2005 16:11:17 GMT
Erik Hatcher wrote:

> On Feb 8, 2005, at 10:37 AM, sergiu gordea wrote:
>> Hi Erik,
>>> I'm not changing any functionality.  WildcardQuery will still 
>>> support leading wildcard characters, QueryParser will still disallow 
>>> them.  All I'm going to change is the javadoc that makes it sound 
>>> like WildcardQuery does not support leading wildcard characters.
>>>     Erik
>> From what I was reading in the mailing list there are more lucene 
>> users that would like to be able to construct sufix queries.
>> They are very usefull for german language, because it has many long 
>> composite words , created by concatenation of other simple words.
>> This is one of the requirements of our system. Therefore I needed to 
>> patch lucene to make QueryParser to allow SufixQueries.
>> Now I will need to update lucene library to the latest version, and I 
>> need to patch it again.
>> Do you think it will be possible in the future to have a field in 
>> QueryParser,  boolean ALLOW_SUFFIX_QUERIES?
> I have no objections to that type of switch.  Please submit a path to 
> QueryParser.jj that implements this as an option with the default to 
> disallow suffix queries, along with a test case and I'd be happy to 
> apply it.

I'm pleased to hear that. I'm not very skilled in writing .jj files but 
I will try to do it in next days,


>     Erik
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