On Tue, Aug  9, 2016 at 01:58:25PM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <br...@momjian.us> writes:
> > Does anyone know why the phrase distance "<3>" was changed from "at most
> > three tokens away" to "exactly three tokens away"?
> So that it would correctly support phraseto_tsquery's use of the operator
> to represent omitted words (stopwords) in a phrase.
> I think there's probably some use in also providing an operator that does
> "at most this many tokens away", but Oleg/Teodor were evidently less
> excited, because they didn't take the time to do it.
> The thread where this change was discussed is
> https://www.postgresql.org/message-id/flat/c19fcfec308e6ccd952cdde9e648b505%40mail.gmail.com
> see particularly
> https://www.postgresql.org/message-id/11252.1465422251%40sss.pgh.pa.us

Ah, I know it was discussed somewhere.  Thanks, the phraseto_tsquery
tie-in was what I forgot.

  Bruce Momjian  <br...@momjian.us>        http://momjian.us
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