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From "Yonik Seeley (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Resolved: (LUCENE-438) add Token.setTermText(), remove final
Date Thu, 01 Jun 2006 21:16:30 GMT
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Yonik Seeley resolved LUCENE-438:

    Fix Version: 2.1
     Resolution: Fixed


> add Token.setTermText(), remove final
> -------------------------------------
>          Key: LUCENE-438
>          URL:
>      Project: Lucene - Java
>         Type: Improvement

>     Versions: CVS Nightly - Specify date in submission
>     Reporter: Yonik Seeley
>     Priority: Minor
>      Fix For: 2.1
>  Attachments:,, yonik_Token.txt
> The Token class should be more friendly to classes not in it's package:
>   1) add setTermText()
>   2) remove final from class and toString()
>   3) add clone()
> Support for (1):
>   TokenFilters in the same package as Token are able to do things like 
>    "t.termText = t.termText.toLowerCase();" which is more efficient, but more importantly
less error prone.  Without the ability to change *only* the term text, a new Token must be
created, and one must remember to set all the properties correctly.  This exact issue caused
this bug:
> Support for (2):
>   Removing final allows one to subclass Token.  I didn't see any performance impact after
removing final.
> I can go into more detail on why I want to subclass Token if anyone is interested.
> Support for (3):
>   - support for a synonym TokenFilter, where one needs to make two tokens from one (same
args that support (1), and esp important if instance is a subclass of Token).

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