A Query object is a representation of a query over the TWiki database.
Fields are given by name, and values by strings or numbers. Strings should always be surrounded by 'single-quotes'. Numbers can be signed integers or decimals. Single quotes in values may be escaped using backslash (\).
for details of the query language. At the time of writing
only a subset of the entire query language is supported, for use in searching.
A query object implements the
method as its general
contract with the rest of the world. This method does a "hard work" evaluation
of the parser tree. Of course, smarter Store implementations should be
able to do it better....
A hash mapping short aliases for META: entry names. For example, this hash
maps 'form' to 'META:FORM'. Published so extensions can extend the range
of supported types.
Maps META: entry type names to true if the type is an array type (such as
FIELD, ATTACHMENT or PREFERENCE). Published so extensions can extend the range
or supported types. The type name should be given without the leading 'META:'