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From "Uwe Schindler (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-1592) fix or deprecate TermsEnum.skipTo
Date Thu, 11 Jun 2009 08:51:07 GMT

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Uwe Schindler commented on LUCENE-1592:
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I will do this and close this issue, it is better to just deprecate and do not direct users
to this method, that is not used (there is not even a test for it) and slow.

> fix or deprecate TermsEnum.skipTo
> ---------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LUCENE-1592
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-1592
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Index
>            Reporter: Michael McCandless
>            Priority: Minor
>
> 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
performance.
> See here for background: http://www.lucidimagination.com/search/document/77dc4f8e893d3cf3/possible_terminfosreader_speedup
> And, here for historical context: 
> http://www.lucidimagination.com/search/document/88f1b95b404ebf16/remove_termenum_skipto_term_target

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