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Problems w/ wildcarding

From: Thomas M. Parris <parris(at)not-real.isciences.com>
Date: Thu Apr 05 2001 - 04:40:41 GMT
SWISHers:

I'm just getting started with SWISH-E 2 (swish-e-2.0.5) on Windows 2000
built with gcc (2.95.3-1)/cygwin.  On the whole, things seem to be working
well.  The test suite works and I have been able to build and search some
indexes.  However, I am having a curious problem with wildcards.

Most wildcard searches work exactly as they should.  Examples include:

	swish-e -w 'deposit*' -f UNCLOS
	swish-e -w 'tec*' -f UNCLOS
	swish-e -w 'pa*' -f UNCLOS
	swish-e -w 'pq*' -f UNCLOS

However:

	swish-e -w 'prospect*' -f UNCLOS
	swish-e -w 'pr*' -f UNCLOS
	swish-e -w 'p*' -f UNCLOS
	swish-e -w 'te*' -f UNCLOS
	swish-e -w 't*' -f UNCLOS

all hang.

Any thoughts?  Is this a problem with SWISH-E 2, or is it a problem with my
platform?

-- Tom
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Thomas M. Parris
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Received on Thu Apr 5 04:42:13 2001