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From "Robert Muir (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-1801) Tokenizers (which are the source of Tokens) should call AttributeSource.clearAttributes() first
Date Wed, 12 Aug 2009 22:36:14 GMT


Robert Muir commented on LUCENE-1801:

Uwe, I can supply updated patch to yours if you want, since I am already staring at it!

In order to support reuse, it will need to be changed a little bit, but for now, we can simply
resolve the clearAttributes issue

> Tokenizers (which are the source of Tokens) should call AttributeSource.clearAttributes()
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: LUCENE-1801
>                 URL:
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Task
>    Affects Versions: 2.9
>            Reporter: Uwe Schindler
>            Assignee: Uwe Schindler
>             Fix For: 2.9
>         Attachments: LUCENE-1801.patch
> This is a followup for LUCENE-1796:
> {quote}
> Token.clear() used to be called by the consumer... but then it was switched to the producer
here: LUCENE-1101 
> I don't know if all of the Tokenizers in lucene were ever changed, but in any case it
looks like at least some of these bugs were introduced with the switch to the attribute API
- for example StandardTokenizer did clear it's reusableToken... and now it doesn't.
> {quote}
> As alternative to changing all core/contrib Tokenizers to call clearAttributes first,
we could do this in the indexer, what would be a overhead for old token streams that itsself
clear their reusable token. This issue should also update the Javadocs, to clearly state inside, that the source TokenStream (normally the Tokenizer) should clear *all* Attributes.
If it does not do it and e.g. the positionIncrement is changed to 0 by any TokenFilter, but
the filter does not change it back to 1, the TokenStream would stay with 0. If the TokenFilter
would call PositionIncrementAttribute.clear() (because he is responsible), it could also break
the TokenStream, because clear() is a general method for the whole attribute instance. If
e.g. Token is used as AttributeImpl, a call to clear() would also clear offsets and termLength,
which is not wanted. So the source of the Tokenization should rest the attributes to default
> LUCENE-1796 removed the iterator creation cost, so clearAttributes should run fast, but
is an additional cost during Tokenization, as it was not done consistently before, so a small
speed degradion is caused by this, but has nothing to do with the new TokenStream API.

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