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From Grant Ingersoll <>
Subject Re: SOLR-1131 - Multiple Fields per Field Type
Date Thu, 10 Dec 2009 15:37:46 GMT

On Dec 10, 2009, at 10:29 AM, Mattmann, Chris A (388J) wrote:

> Hi Grant,
> On 12/10/09 3:16 AM, "Grant Ingersoll" <> wrote:
>> I'm not sure this works, as you need to specify the type of the subfield,
>> which is what Option B does.   I don't think inheritance is the what is going
>> on here, more like delegation, and that isn't necessarily needed for all
>> implementations, but just happens to be how it is done for the example in
>> question.  People implementing FieldTypes could certainly just encode things
>> the way they want using their own internal mechanism (or the existing ones,
>> but w/o configuration).
> Well if that doesn't work then option A doesn't work either because it
> doesn't specify the subFieldType. I'm also not sure that option B works too
> because what if there are multiple subFieldTypes? For instance, what if I
> want to store one of the polyField's subTypes as a tint,and the other as a
> regular int? How would that be specified.
> Either way you need some combination of A + B, or (my preference) B + C.

I have Option B implemented at this point, minus a few tests passing.  I'll put up a patch
as soon as I get it working.  
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