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From Grant Ingersoll <>
Subject Re: Span queries and complex scoring
Date Mon, 17 Sep 2007 17:39:34 GMT

On Sep 17, 2007, at 11:54 AM, Erik Hatcher wrote:

> On Sep 17, 2007, at 6:51 AM, melix wrote:
>> I've faced the very same problem with NearSpansOrdered and so on.  
>> I think
>> unless there is a very good reason for it, classes should be made  
>> public,
>> this would at least make the "delegate" design pattern available.
> Lucene has historically taken the exact opposite approach... open  
> up the API as needed.  Unless there is very good reason for it,  
> classes and data should be kept private.
> You bring up some points that need to be made to justify opening up  
> specific classes.  Sounds like a good discussion for the java-dev  
> list on a case by case basis.

I am doing some work on Spans (albeit slowly), perhaps you can  
describe your needs on java-dev (citing this thread) and we can see  
what comes of it?


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