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From Michael McCandless <>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-1473) Implement Externalizable in main top level searcher classes
Date Fri, 05 Dec 2008 21:47:59 GMT

OK works for me too.

John or Jason, can you update the patch on LUCENE-1743?  We no longer  
need to implement Externalizable (just add fixed SUIDs), but we do  
need to update the javadocs for all classes implementing Serializable  
to state that cross-version compatibility is not guaranteed.


John Wang wrote:

> Works for me.
> Thanks
> -John
> On Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 1:23 PM, Doug Cutting <>  
> wrote:
> John Wang wrote:
>       This has been gone back and forth on this thread already.  
> Again, I agree it is not the perfect solution. I am comparing that  
> to the current behavior, I don't think it is worse. (Only in my  
> opinion).
> So, if it's good enough for you, a user of java serialization, then  
> perhaps those of us who don't use java serialization shouldn't  
> complain.  I think we'd want to add to the documentation something  
> to the effect that this is all that's been done, and that if the  
> classes change substantially then all bets are off.  We do not want  
> to imply that we're making any cross-version compatibility  
> guarantees about serialization, rather just that folks who're  
> willing to take their chances will not be impeded.  Could something  
> like that work?
> Doug
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