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From Mark Miller <>
Subject Re: Gentle Prod: LUCENE-1626 (flexible getPositionIncrementGap)
Date Tue, 18 Aug 2009 00:35:12 GMT
Paul Cowan wrote:
> If people are overriding the method in their own analyzers (which is 
> presumably happening... that's what it's for) making it protected 
> won't break compat -- people who are overriding the method must be 
> declaring their overridden ones as public now, and overriding a 
> protected method with a public one is perfectly acceptable (just not 
> vice-versa).
Why wouldn't people overriding the method be declaring it as protected 
as well?

- Mark

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