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Subject Re: existing or not existing
Date Wed, 05 Dec 2001 06:45:11 GMT

>  This is what I do, but frankly it's a little scary.
>  Basically, if your open fails for some other reason, it
>blows away your index.
>  I think it would make sense to follow the "standard"
>of, if that flag is true, to make the index if needed and
>use it if it exists.
>  To simply clear the index completely should be another
>mechanism that the user would call if they really wanted
>to overwrite an index with a new one.

I agree with you.

To make sure that I don't overwrite an existing index just because the open
failed, I won't rely on the exception but rather
check for the presence of the segment file, as suggested in another reply.


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