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From "Otis Gospodnetic (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-1439) Inconsistent API
Date Fri, 14 Nov 2008 17:31:44 GMT

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Otis Gospodnetic commented on LUCENE-1439:
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Wiki may be more suitable for that.
Note that it may be better to work on getting more of the pending patches reviewed and tested,
so they can be committed faster.  That way we can then proceed to making API changes that
won't break existing/pending patches.


> 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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