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From Doug Cutting <>
Subject Re: file handle changes
Date Tue, 23 Sep 2003 20:03:05 GMT
Dmitry Serebrennikov wrote:
> Doug, I've really considered keeping everything at the Directory level, 
> as you suggested. This would have been preferred, I agree, but I really 
> couldn't find a way to reconsile this approach with the other two goals 
> I had: (a) keep specific file extension knowledge at the lucene.index.* 
> level where it is now, and (b) avoid having to support writes to the 
> compound file.

Sorry I'm a little behind on my Lucene email.

I just posted an alternate design before I saw this message.  But now I 
see that your changes layer nicely on the existing Directory API, so I 
don't really have a problem with them.  Although perhaps the proposal in 
my previous message still has merit... What do you think?

Does CompoundFileReader need to be public?


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