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From Daniel Naber <>
Subject Re: the future of MultiFieldQueryParser
Date Mon, 15 Nov 2004 21:46:26 GMT
On Monday 15 November 2004 20:00, Christiaan Fluit wrote:

> I'm not sure whether we are thinking alike here. Judging from the code
> in 1.4.2, I expect the query "X AND Y" to be evaluated as:
> (field1:X AND field1:Y) OR (field2:X AND field2:Y) OR ... (fieldn:X AND
> fieldn:Y)

Yes, that's the way Lucene currently behaves.

> is somewhat counter-intuitive. When I enter this query, I would except
> it to be evaluated as:
> (field1:X OR field2:X OR ... fieldn:X) AND (field1:Y OR field2:Y OR ...
> fieldn:Y)

That's what the new implementation will return. For OR queries it shouldn't 
make a difference, so the new implementation can replace the old one.



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