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From Ulrich Mayring <>
Subject Re: Dash Confusion in QueryParser - Bug? Feature?
Date Wed, 15 Oct 2003 14:36:06 GMT
Michael Giles wrote:
> So how do we move this issue forward.  I can't think of a single case 
> where a "-" with no whitespace on either side (i.e. t-shirt, Wal-Mart) 
> should be interpreted as a NOT command.  Is there a feeling that 
> changing the interpretation of such cases is a break in compatibility?  
> I agree that it will change behavior, but I think that it will change it 
> for the better (i.e. fix it).  The current behavior is really broken 
> (and very frustrating for a user trying to search).

I agree. Bugfixes are rarely backwards-compatible by their very nature. 
So if there is some actual use-case for the current behavior, we would 
like to hear about it. Perhaps we can then find a solution that will 
satisfy all parties.


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