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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: svn commit: r331111 - /lucene/java/trunk/src/test/org/apache/lucene/search/
Date Mon, 07 Nov 2005 13:41:21 GMT

On 7 Nov 2005, at 03:14, Paul Elschot wrote:

> On Sunday 06 November 2005 18:00, Erik Hatcher wrote:
>> I haven't looked at this code in detail, but it seems this resetting
>> could be done in tearDown() of the test cases rather than
>> complicating the tests with try/finally?
>> Just a JUnit FYI... tearDown is called after _each_ testXXX method,
>> so if the reset is needed in the middle of a testXXX then try/finally
>> makes sense (though separating into different test methods would be
>> better IMO).
> Using tearDown() is indeed cleaner, but has the disadvantage that
> changing the flag is done in two different places in the code,
> so it could be overlooked by someone using the test code as
> a starting point for their own code.


> The actual problem is that this flag in BooleanQuery is static, so an
> even better solution would be to make it a normal attribute of each
> BooleanQuery object.

I agree.  Statics are often more trouble than they're worth.

> Since the accessing methods are not intended for normal use,
> it would also be good to deprecate them now so they can
> be easily deleted later.

If these methods were added, and I believe they were, after the 1.4.3  
release, then we could just go ahead and remove them and add instance  
methods instead.  Deprecation won't be necessary if they haven't been  
in a released version.


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