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From Noble Paul നോബിള്‍ नोब्ळ् <noble.p...@corp.aol.com>
Subject Re: Param Naming and Abbreviations
Date Wed, 29 Jul 2009 04:54:41 GMT
On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 11:55 PM, Chris
Hostetter<hossman_lucene@fucit.org> wrote:
>
> : > OK, color me confused about how naming should be done for params.  There
> : > clearly seems to be two camps in Solr-land:  1. those who abbreviate params
> : > and 2. those who don't.  Pick your sides, please!  ;-)
> :
> : Tend towards brevity, but not for the sake of readability.
>
> agreed.
>
> for me it's primarily an issue of huffman encoding:
>
> 1) params that are going to be used all the freaking time, by lots of
> people, frequently when constructing URLs (which will get sent over the
> wire millions of times), should be on the shorter side (q, fl, sort, rows,
> etc...).
>
> 2) params that are going to be used extremely infrequently, and typically
> hardcoded inot a config in the rare cases where they are used, should be
> longer and more verbose (the verbosity being an issue of self documenting
> since people won't be use to seeing them and won't immediately recognize
> them)
amen........
>
>
> (Disclaimer: i freely admit that i screwed the pooch on all those dismax
> params.  i came up with those back before it was possible to put defaults
> in solrconfig.xml, so the "keep things that will be in millions of URLs
> going over teh wire" mantra kicked in)
>
>
>
> -Hoss
>
>



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