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From Mark Miller <>
Subject Re: Lucene 2.9.0-rc5 : Reader stays open after IndexWriter.updateDocument(), is that possible?
Date Sun, 27 Sep 2009 17:11:44 GMT
Yeah, I agree Hoss - we shouldn't pull the rug in either case - if you
could count on it before and its worked out well, its more of a hassle
to push out a surprise than to keep the known behavior.

More of an aside from me ;)

Chris Hostetter wrote:
> : That is my opinion, too. Closing the readers should be done by the caller in
> I don't disagree with either of you, but...
> : a finally block and not automatically by the IW. I only wanted to confirm,
> : that the behaviour of 2.9 did not change. Closing readers two times is not a
> ...i wanted to try and confirm that as well.  if we conciously decide that 
> IndexWriter is going to *stop* closing all Readers that's fine with me, 
> but in the absence of a specific statement like that in the release notes 
> we should strive for no suprises.  (that doesn't have to come in the form 
> of code changes, it can simply be an announcemnt on java-user and 
> documented cavet in the applicable code ... but as yet we don't have 
> confirmation that any behavior change exists.
> -Hoss
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