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From "Nadav Har'El (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (LUCENE-1900) Confusing Javadoc in Searchable.java
Date Tue, 08 Sep 2009 15:08:57 GMT
Confusing Javadoc in Searchable.java
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                 Key: LUCENE-1900
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-1900
             Project: Lucene - Java
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: Search
    Affects Versions: 2.9
            Reporter: Nadav Har'El
            Priority: Trivial


In Searchable.java, the javadoc for maxdoc() is:

  /** Expert: Returns one greater than the largest possible document number.
   * Called by search code to compute term weights.
   * @see org.apache.lucene.index.IndexReader#maxDoc()

The qualification "expert" and the statement "called by search code to compute term weights"
is a bit confusing, It implies that maxdoc() somehow computes weights, which is obviously
not true (what it does is explained in the other sentence). Maybe it is used as one factor
of the weight, but do we really need to mention this here? 

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