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From "DM Smith (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (LUCENE-1333) Token implementation needs improvements
Date Mon, 04 Aug 2008 20:02:44 GMT

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DM Smith updated LUCENE-1333:
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    Attachment: LUCENE-1333.patch

Better comments based upon migrating all of core and contrib. This patch replaces the prior
two.

> Token implementation needs improvements
> ---------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LUCENE-1333
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-1333
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Analysis
>    Affects Versions: 2.3.1
>         Environment: All
>            Reporter: DM Smith
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 2.4
>
>         Attachments: LUCENE-1333.patch, LUCENE-1333.patch, LUCENE-1333a.txt
>
>
> This was discussed in the thread (not sure which place is best to reference so here are
two):
> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/lucene-java-dev/200805.mbox/%3C21F67CC2-EBB4-48A0-894E-FBA4AECC0D50@gmail.com%3E
> or to see it all at once:
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/lucene/java-dev/62851
> Issues:
> 1. JavaDoc is insufficient, leading one to read the code to figure out how to use the
class.
> 2. Deprecations are incomplete. The constructors that take String as an argument and
the methods that take and/or return String should *all* be deprecated.
> 3. The allocation policy is too aggressive. With large tokens the resulting buffer can
be over-allocated. A less aggressive algorithm would be better. In the thread, the Python
example is good as it is computationally simple.
> 4. The parts of the code that currently use Token's deprecated methods can be upgraded
now rather than waiting for 3.0. As it stands, filter chains that alternate between char[]
and String are sub-optimal. Currently, it is used in core by Query classes. The rest are in
contrib, mostly in analyzers.
> 5. Some internal optimizations can be done with regard to char[] allocation.
> 6. TokenStream has next() and next(Token), next() should be deprecated, so that reuse
is maximized and descendant classes should be rewritten to over-ride next(Token)
> 7. Tokens are often stored as a String in a Term. It would be good to add constructors
that took a Token. This would simplify the use of the two together.

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