> Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 23:15:31 +0000
> From: Dr Robert Sanderson <[log in to unmask]>
> >> I think that's exactly what cql.anywhere means. Search all
> >> indexes that you know about, but you can't be expected to search
> >> indexes that you don't
> > Well, I will leave it to the profile author to say whether that
> > was what he meant. I read the Adlib-specific definition to mean
> > that they wanted "anywhere" to mean "in any of the Adlib access
> > points only".
> Then I would suggest:
> adlib.anywhere Search in any of the indexes defined in the adlib context
Sounds right to me -- if that's what the writer did mean.
> > For Adlib, there _is_ an implementation difference between (the
> > putative) cql.record access point on cql.anywhere. in that the latter
> > makes use of all the indexes that are to hand, but the former makes a
> > physical scan of all records, so it can even find the term in fields
> > that are not indexed. As I implied, not every server will implement
> > this (which is fine) but it does seem like a useful distinction for
> > those that do.
> cql.anyField ? I don't like cql.record as a name, as to me that would
> imply that a string search should be matched against the entire record,
> rather than any subfield within the record.
Agreed -- your name is better,
> Also, if the text isn't indexed at all, how do you determine where to
> start matching and where to end?
I don't understand. Whatever you might otherwise have done at
indexing time, you just do at search time instead. Run-time
performance will suffer, but the pay-off is of course smaller index
> >>> This is _not_ what "=" means in CQL. It means that the term is
> >>> word-structured, irrespective of the index being searched, unless
> >>> overridden by a relation modifier.
> >> I disagree, Mike. It means, currently, exact equality, but does not
> >> say how equality is to be determined.
> > Au contraire. This is precisely the difference between "=" and
> > "exact".
> =/cql.number must surely mean exact numeric equality?
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