Sort using score function?


When doing a search we opted to sort our results in descending order by modify date via applying a linear decay from 'now' on the modify date field instead of doing a standard sort desc on the modify date field.

  1. We opted to do this because we heard somewhere that it's more performant than using the standard/traditional sorting mechanism. Is this true?
  2. We notice that sometimes the sorting isn't actually correct (though the dates are close in this case). Is this something that could be an effect of using scoring to sort? In other words, would our sorted results probably be more consistently correct if we used the standard/traditional sorting mechanism?


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