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From "Grant Ingersoll (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-1333) Token implementation needs improvements
Date Wed, 13 Aug 2008 13:06:45 GMT

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Grant Ingersoll commented on LUCENE-1333:
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I think the main performance issue with clone in the old Token was that it had to do the initTermBuffer
before, even though clone already knows what size the buffer should be, etc.  It looks like
this is fixed now, so it may be a non-issue.

> 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-analysis.patch, LUCENE-1333-analyzers.patch, LUCENE-1333-core.patch,
LUCENE-1333-highlighter.patch, LUCENE-1333-instantiated.patch, LUCENE-1333-lucli.patch, LUCENE-1333-memory.patch,
LUCENE-1333-miscellaneous.patch, LUCENE-1333-queries.patch, LUCENE-1333-snowball.patch, LUCENE-1333-wikipedia.patch,
LUCENE-1333-wordnet.patch, LUCENE-1333-xml-query-parser.patch, LUCENE-1333.patch, LUCENE-1333.patch,
LUCENE-1333.patch, LUCENE-1333.patch, LUCENE-1333.patch, 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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