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From "Earwin Burrfoot (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-1990) Add unsigned packed int impls in oal.util
Date Wed, 11 Nov 2009 22:46:39 GMT

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Earwin Burrfoot commented on LUCENE-1990:
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bq. hope I am reinventing bycycle
I believe some databases do that.

> Add unsigned packed int impls in oal.util
> -----------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LUCENE-1990
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-1990
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Index
>            Reporter: Michael McCandless
>            Priority: Minor
>
> There are various places in Lucene that could take advantage of an
> efficient packed unsigned int/long impl.  EG the terms dict index in
> the standard codec in LUCENE-1458 could subsantially reduce it's RAM
> usage.  FieldCache.StringIndex could as well.  And I think "load into
> RAM" codecs like the one in TestExternalCodecs could use this too.
> I'm picturing something very basic like:
> {code}
> interface PackedUnsignedLongs  {
>   long get(long index);
>   void set(long index, long value);
> }
> {code}
> Plus maybe an iterator for getting and maybe also for setting.  If it
> helps, most of the usages of this inside Lucene will be "write once"
> so eg the set could make that an assumption/requirement.
> And a factory somewhere:
> {code}
>   PackedUnsignedLongs create(int count, long maxValue);
> {code}
> I think we should simply autogen the code (we can start from the
> autogen code in LUCENE-1410), or, if there is an good existing impl
> that has a compatible license that'd be great.
> I don't have time near-term to do this... so if anyone has the itch,
> please jump!

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