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From Matt Chaput <>
Subject Re: Writing out the term count when merging
Date Mon, 19 Mar 2007 23:44:43 GMT
robert engels wrote:
> but a better solution, since you probably need a indexed file into the 
> terms file, you might not even need the term count, since you should 
> read the indexed file into memory anyway (read every 16 entries, etc.) - 
> at which point you will know the number of terms in the file.

I thought the same thing originally-- it's not strictly necessary-- but 
then I was glad to see that Lucene had it just because it freed me from 
dealing with EOF, which for some reason seems difficult in Python (the 
language I'm using for this project). But maybe I should just suck it up ;).


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