Okay, so it sounds like word lists are too convenient for folks to want them
to go away. Is that correct?
If we keep word lists, then we need some mechanism to indicate what kind of
word list they contain. I much prefer the more extensible proposal of
following the index name with a colon separated list of modifiers. I am
dead set against a bunch of special characters with limited extensibility
and even more limited understandability.
Despite Mike's apparent dissatisfaction (did I interpret that correctly,
Mike :-), I hope we are sticking to the extremely regular grammer that I
thought we had agreed on. All Boolean triples in parens, all terms in
double quotes, backslash to escape special characters inside quotes.
I am content with case-insensitive index names. I only suggested
case-sensitivity because I'm in the middle of doing a bunch of XML stuff and
that is all case-sensitive.
I believe we still need first-in-field and last-in-field indicators. I
still like the caret ('^') and dollar-sign as new special characters at the
beginning of words to do that.
Any other burning controversies still outstanding?