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From "Eks Dev (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-584) Decouple Filter from BitSet
Date Sun, 03 Sep 2006 20:36:24 GMT
    [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-584?page=comments#action_12432378 ] 
            
Eks Dev commented on LUCENE-584:
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Hi Paul,
for me, this patch did not cause any incompatibility issues. All our tests passed without
noticing any difference to the previous trunk version. No performance changes as well ( we
use HitCollector only, so Yoniks comment does not apply here).
Tests are application level, and make index hot (6hrs searches with test batch of requests
with known responses), 50Mio not artificial docs, real requests...

Early this week we will try to implement our first Matchers and see how they behave
 

> Decouple Filter from BitSet
> ---------------------------
>
>                 Key: LUCENE-584
>                 URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-584
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Search
>    Affects Versions: 2.0.1
>            Reporter: Peter Schäfer
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: BitsMatcher.java, Filter-20060628.patch, HitCollector-20060628.patch,
IndexSearcher-20060628.patch, MatchCollector.java, Matcher.java, Matcher20060830b.patch, Scorer-20060628.patch,
Searchable-20060628.patch, Searcher-20060628.patch, SortedVIntList.java, TestSortedVIntList.java
>
>
> {code}
> package org.apache.lucene.search;
> public abstract class Filter implements java.io.Serializable 
> {
>   public abstract AbstractBitSet bits(IndexReader reader) throws IOException;
> }
> public interface AbstractBitSet 
> {
>   public boolean get(int index);
> }
> {code}
> It would be useful if the method =Filter.bits()= returned an abstract interface, instead
of =java.util.BitSet=.
> Use case: there is a very large index, and, depending on the user's privileges, only
a small portion of the index is actually visible.
> Sparsely populated =java.util.BitSet=s are not efficient and waste lots of memory. It
would be desirable to have an alternative BitSet implementation with smaller memory footprint.
> Though it _is_ possibly to derive classes from =java.util.BitSet=, it was obviously not
designed for that purpose.
> That's why I propose to use an interface instead. The default implementation could still
delegate to =java.util.BitSet=.

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