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From Michael McCandless <>
Subject Re: Lucene's default settings & back compatibility
Date Thu, 21 May 2009 21:19:43 GMT
On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 1:59 PM, Marvin Humphrey <> wrote:

> That bug has led to 'base' having a compromised reputation among elite users
> because of intermittent, inexplicable flakiness.  Is that what you want for
> Lucene?

While I agree a single global default is not great, I do think it's
the lesser of all evils here.

It really bothers me that our new users must wait so long (years) to
see improvements to our default settings, because we are so careful
about back-compat.

Marvin, which solution would you prefer?


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