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From Dmitry Serebrennikov <>
Subject Re: feature suggestion
Date Sat, 13 Oct 2001 19:36:49 GMT

Frank Nestel wrote:

>Yes, I would prefer to have native Object support. It's
>not that I do not know how to wrap arround that, it is
>just that I thought this would be a nice and lean extension of
>the Lucene API without loosing the primary focus of Lucene.
>To make this really lean in terms of generated index size
>I guess it would be better to have those serialized Objects
>stored as byte[] rather than String?
Not only that, but I think they are required to be byte[]s because of 
the separation between Java characters treams (which are modified by 
character encoding in effect) and data streams that are pure bytes.

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