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From "Ivan.S (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-1439) Inconsistent API
Date Sun, 16 Nov 2008 18:35:58 GMT

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Ivan.S commented on LUCENE-1439:
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I created a Wiki page for this issue
http://wiki.apache.org/jakarta-lucene/MakingApiConsistent

I hope that many people will find this issue important and help with this.

> Inconsistent API 
> -----------------
>
>                 Key: LUCENE-1439
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-1439
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 3.0
>         Environment: any
>            Reporter: Ivan.S
>            Priority: Minor
>
> The API of Lucene is totally inconsistent:
> 1)
> There are a lot of containers which don't implement an interface which indicates this
fact
> (for pre-java-1.5 Lucene it could be Collection, for post-ajva-1.5 Lucene it could be
more general Iterable)
> Example:
>  IndexSearcher: "int maxDoc()" and "doc(int i)"
> 2)
> There are a lot of classes having non-final public accessible fields.
> 3)
> Some methods which return values are named something() others are named getSomething()
> Best one is: Fieldable:
> without get: String stringValue(), Reader readerValue(), byte[] binaryValue(), ...
> with get: byte[] getBinaryValue(), int getBinaryLength(), ...

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