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From Michael McCandless <luc...@mikemccandless.com>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-648) Allow changing of ZIP compression level for compressed fields
Date Mon, 14 Aug 2006 18:44:21 GMT

>> If you make the compression external this is already done. In order
>> to do what the poster requires, you still need to read and update
>> fields without reading the entire document. You just do this at a
>> binary field level, and do all of he compression/decompression
>> externally.
>>
>> I think putting the compression into Lucene needlessly complicates
>> matters. All that is required is in place field updating, and binary
>> field support.
> 
> I agree with you.
> The API should be kept compatible between versions, but what about breaking 
> the compatibility in trunk? Is this will ba a problem is the function 
> Fieldable.isCompressed() is removed ?

OK I think this makes total sense.  I've opened an issue to track this:

   http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-652

Mike

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