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From Doug Cutting <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: jakarta-lucene/src/java/org/apache/lucene/index
Date Mon, 19 Apr 2004 18:48:31 GMT
Christoph Goller wrote:
>> The non-public SegmentInfos makes an appearance here in a public API. 
>> Perhaps this constructor should be package-private.
> Both constructors of IndexReader or at least the one with SegmentInfos 
> should
> be made package-private. Thats probably better than protected.

We need at least one that's not package private, so that classes outside 
this package can implement the IndexReader API.

>> Or perhaps, since the SegmentInfos instance is only used once on line 
>> 414, for version checking, we should instead add an abstract 
>> getVersion() method implemented by subclasses.  Could that work?
> DonĀ“t know exactly what you mean here. We already have the 
> getCurrentVersion
> method in IndexReader, but you probably mean something else.

I was trying to think of a way to avoid having to pass the SegmentInfos 
to this constructor at all, since it is only used once to extract a 
long.  Perhaps one could simply pass the long in?  Perhaps the 
SegmentInfos field of IndexReader could be replaced with a version 
field.  I'm just trying to reduce the IndexReader's dependencies on 
package-private implementation stuff, to make it a more pure abstract 
class.  This is not high-priority.

> Do you agree to the changes concerning the bahavior of undeleteAll and 
> close?

Yes, I think these look good.


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