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[Bug 4671] [Full text LC draft sec. 3.3.6] Why wild card options, not regular expressions?

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Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 17:02:28 +0000
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------- Comment #1 from doerre@de.ibm.com  2007-06-26 17:02 -------
Hello Felix,

The FTTF considered your problem report in its F2F, June 2007.
Here is our answer:
There was no perceived user requirement to have full regular expression
and implementers were worried about the additional complexity in a part of the
full/text engine where regular expressions are usually not supported.
We have chosen to support wildcards in a way that actually uses syntax which
is compatible with regular expressions. Hence, when a requirement to have
more complete regular expression support should come up, we can add this
without backward imcompatibility.
Does this answer your question? If yes, could you please close the bug.
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