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From "Uwe Schindler (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-1582) Make TrieRange completely independent from Document/Field with TokenStream of prefix encoded values
Date Fri, 03 Apr 2009 12:32:12 GMT


Uwe Schindler commented on LUCENE-1582:

bq. Hmm, we should do some perf tests to see how big a deal this turns out to be. It'd be
nice to get some sort of reuse API working if performance is really hurt. (Eg Analyzers can
provide reusableTokenStream, keyed by thread). You'd presumably have to key on thread &
field name. If you do this then probably a shortcut helper method should be the preferred

We can also leave this to the implementor: If somebody indexes thousands of documents, he
could reuse one instance of the TokenStream for each document. As the instance is only read
on document addition, he must provide a separate instance for each field, but can reuse it
for the next document. This is the same like reusing Field instances during indexing.

I can add a setValue() method to the tokenStream that resets it with the new value. So one
could use one instance and always use setValue() to supply a new value for each document.
The precisionStep should not be modifiable.

bq. Just a question for the indexer people: Is it possible to add two fields with the same
field name to a document, both with a TokenStream? 

Each with a different TokenStream instance, right? Yes, this should be fine; the tokens are
"logically" concatenated just like multi-valued String fields.

Yes, sure :-)

> Make TrieRange completely independent from Document/Field with TokenStream of prefix
encoded values
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: LUCENE-1582
>                 URL:
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: contrib/*
>    Affects Versions: 2.9
>            Reporter: Uwe Schindler
>            Assignee: Uwe Schindler
>             Fix For: 2.9
>         Attachments: LUCENE-1582.patch
> TrieRange has currently the following problem:
> - To add a field, that uses a trie encoding, you can manually add each term to the index
or use a helper method from TrieUtils. The helper method has the problem, that it uses a fixed
field configuration
> - TrieUtils currently creates per default a helper field containing the lower precision
terms to enable sorting (limitation of one term/document for sorting)
> - trieCodeLong/Int() creates unnecessarily String[] and char[] arrays that is heavy for
GC, if you index lot of numeric values. Also a lot of char[] to String copying is involved.
> This issue should improve this:
> - trieCodeLong/Int() returns a TokenStream. During encoding, all char[] arrays are reused
by Token API, additional String[] arrays for the encoded result are not created, instead the
TokenStream enumerates the trie values.
> - Trie fields can be added to Documents during indexing using the standard API: new Field(name,TokenStream,...),
so no extra util method needed. By using token filters, one could also add payload and so
and customize everything.
> The drawback is: Sorting would not work anymore. To enable sorting, a (sub-)issue can
extend the FieldCache to stop iterating the terms, as soon as a lower precision one is enumerated
by TermEnum. I will create a "hack" patch for TrieUtils-use only, that uses a non-checked
Exceptionin the Parser to stop iteration. With LUCENE-831, a more generic API for this type
can be used (custom parser/iterator implementation for FieldCache). I will attach the field
cache patch (with the temporary solution, until FieldCache is reimplemented) as a separate
patch file, or maybe open another issue for it.

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