Jani Nikula <j...@nikula.org> writes: >> I don't really understand the comment on the next line (since it seems >> that no : is added to XPROPERTY by Xapian), but I guess we should >> probably be consistent. Maybe Jani can explain the comment? > > My recollection is vague, but it has to do with user-defined prefixes > (XSOMETHING) and terms beginning with uppercase letters. I think it > would possibly be useful (mandatory?) to append ":" at the end of > XPROPERTY, if it's possible we'll have properties beginning with > uppercase letters. > > Quoting https://xapian.org/docs/omega/termprefixes.html > > """ > X starts a multi-capital letter user-defined prefix. If you want a > prefix for something without a standard prefix, you create your own > starting with an X (e.g. XSHOESIZE). The prefix ends with the first > non-capital. If the term you're prefixing starts with a capital, add a > ":" between prefix and term to resolve ambiguity about where the prefix > ends and the term begins. > """
Well, it seems harmless (modulo the 1 extra byte) to add it. I was wondering if the comment (and requirement) dated back to when we added XFOLDER: terms with some Xapian term generator, but I think I wasn't able to verify that poking around in the history. d _______________________________________________ notmuch mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://notmuchmail.org/mailman/listinfo/notmuch