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From "Marvin Humphrey (JIRA)" <>
Subject [lucy-issues] [jira] [Commented] (LUCY-329) Document numeric field types
Date Sun, 18 Mar 2018 04:39:00 GMT


Marvin Humphrey commented on LUCY-329:

My recollection is that the numeric types were never made public because they could not be
{{indexed}}. [Inverter will throw an error|]
if detects an indexed numeric type.

The reason for the limitation was a bottleneck in the indexing code where the field value
had to be a String.  In think it was [here, in Inverter.c|].

I recall using numeric types in production but only for providing sortable field values.

> Document numeric field types
> ----------------------------
>                 Key: LUCY-329
>                 URL:
>             Project: Lucy
>          Issue Type: Documentation
>          Components: Plan
>    Affects Versions: 0.7.0, 0.6.2
>            Reporter: Nick Wellnhofer
>            Priority: Minor
> Make the [NumericType classes|;a=blob;f=core/Lucy/Plan/NumericType.cfh]
public and maybe review and improve the documentation.

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