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From Michael McCandless <>
Subject Fieldable, AbstractField, Field
Date Mon, 17 Mar 2008 21:07:18 GMT

I'm working on LUCENE-1219, which I think is a good improvement to the
Field API for creating stored binary fields based on parts of a shared

I'm not really happy with the current patch because our hands are tied
by the fact that we have Fieldable as an interface.  I'd really like
to move that to a base class, but...

Really, I think we could go just back to a single Field class instead
of the three classes Fieldable, AbstractField and Field.  If we had
this then LUCENE-1219 would be easier to cleanly implement.

Here're some details: 

Is there some reason not to do this?


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