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From Christoph Goller <>
Subject Re: Lock handling and Lucene 1.9 / 2.0
Date Tue, 14 Sep 2004 10:49:27 GMT
Konstantin Priblouda wrote:

> and why constructor IndexReader(Directory) 
> is protected? Is it really necessary, or it can be
> relaxed? Factory methods are uncool. 
> ( it means, if it would be public, then it would be
> possible to drop a load of application code 
> which does not need tests... ) 

It's protected since depending on the internal structure
of your index you get different implementations of subclasses
of IndexReader when you call the static open method. IndeReader
itself is only an abstract class.


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