[Xapian-discuss] BM25

James Aylett james-xapian at tartarus.org
Wed Nov 10 09:23:17 GMT 2004

On Wed, Nov 10, 2004 at 12:51:41AM +0000, Olly Betts wrote:

> I think my preference is probably to just fix the parameter naming,
> ordering, and the factor of 2, and keep the current class name, with a
> prominent warning in the release notes.  While the API is mostly stable,
> the pre-1.0 version number should hint that changes like this are possible.
> 0.9 is probably a suitable point to make such a change.

I'll happy with that.
> I don't believe many API users actually set parameters on BM25 at
> present.  And besides if we make BM25Weight a deprecated wrapper around
> <insert new name here>, anyone who does set parameters is going to have
> to update their sources sooner or later when the wrapper is eventually
> retired.  By just fixing it now, we can keep the natural name for
> the class.

Fair point.


  James Aylett                                                  xapian.org
  james at tartarus.org                               uncertaintydivision.org

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