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From "Mark Miller (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-1592) fix or deprecate TermsEnum.skipTo
Date Thu, 16 Apr 2009 13:23:14 GMT


Mark Miller commented on LUCENE-1592:

I made a quick update to the javadoc so its a bit less misleading, but still needs to be resolved
in a stronger manner, al la this issue.

> fix or deprecate TermsEnum.skipTo
> ---------------------------------
>                 Key: LUCENE-1592
>                 URL:
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Index
>            Reporter: Michael McCandless
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 2.9
> This method is a trap: it looks legitimate but it has hideously poor performance (simple
linear scan implemented in the TermsEnum base class since none of the concrete impls override
it with a more efficient implementation).
> The least we should do for 2.9 is deprecate the method with  a strong warning about its
> See here for background:
> And, here for historical context: 

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