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From Doug Cutting <cutt...@apache.org>
Subject Re: help with boolean expression
Date Thu, 03 Mar 2005 18:32:35 GMT
Daniel Naber wrote:
> On Wednesday 02 March 2005 12:25, Erik Hatcher wrote:
> 
>>I agree that the current behavior is awkward.  Is it worth breaking
>>backwards compatibility to correct this with the patch applied?
> 
> I'd vote for fixing this as long as the current QueryParser is still available 
> in Lucene core, maybe as OldQueryParser or NoPrecedenceQueryParser. It's 
> surely better to fix it for 2.0 than for 2.x.

+1.  Fixing operator precedence seems to me like an acceptable 
incompatibility.  The change needs to be well documented in release 
notes, and the old QueryParser should be available, deprecated, for a 
time for back-compatibility.

Doug

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