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From Steven Rowe <>
Subject Re: I need 'cat???' to match 'cat' again!
Date Wed, 06 Jun 2007 14:52:18 GMT
Hi Tim,

Tim Smith wrote:
> How can I restore the behavior of the old
> WildcardQuery under 2.1?
> I badly need 'cat???' to match 'cat' again just like
> in the older versions.

The behavior you want was last sighted in Java Lucene four releases ago

See Doug Cutting's response to a similar request:


In short, although the behavior you want might eventually be restored in
future releases through diligence on your part, it would almost
certainly have to be expressed using a different syntax.


Steve Rowe
Center for Natural Language Processing

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