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From "Hoss Man (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-811) Public API inconsistency
Date Thu, 22 Feb 2007 19:34:05 GMT

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Hoss Man commented on LUCENE-811:
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since SegmentInfos is final, and all of it's methods are (at best) package protected i don't
think it's a big risk to make it private again (without requiring a bump to lucene-3.0.0)

I'm not sure if re-privatizing this class really neccessitates a 2.1.1 release ... it doesn't
cause any bugs, and it does't really give people very much rope to hang themselves with unless
they are going out of their way to put stuff in the org.apache.lucene.index package.

> Public API inconsistency
> ------------------------
>
>                 Key: LUCENE-811
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-811
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Index
>    Affects Versions: 2.1
>         Environment: 2.1.0 release
>            Reporter: Andrzej Bialecki 
>         Assigned To: Michael McCandless
>            Priority: Minor
>
> org.apache.lucene.index.SegmentInfos is public, and contains public methods (which is
good for expert-level index manipulation tools such as Luke). However, SegmentInfo class has
package visibility. This leads to a strange result that it's possible to read SegmentInfos,
but it's not possible to access its details (SegmentInfos.info(int)) from a user application.
> The solution is to make SegmentInfo class public.

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