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From "Tim Smith (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-2310) Reduce Fieldable, AbstractField and Field complexity
Date Sat, 13 Mar 2010 18:00:32 GMT


Tim Smith commented on LUCENE-2310:

Personally, i like keeping Fieldable, (or having AbstractField just with abstract methods
and no actual implementation)

for feeding documents, i use custom Fieldable implementations to reduce amount of setters
called, as Fields of different types have different constant settings

> Reduce Fieldable, AbstractField and Field complexity
> ----------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: LUCENE-2310
>                 URL:
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: Index
>            Reporter: Chris Male
>         Attachments: LUCENE-2310-Deprecate-AbstractField.patch
> In order to move field type like functionality into its own class, we really need to
try to tackle the hierarchy of Fieldable, AbstractField and Field.  Currently AbstractField
depends on Field, and does not provide much more functionality that storing fields, most of
which are being moved over to FieldType.  Therefore it seems ideal to try to deprecate AbstractField
(and possible Fieldable), moving much of the functionality into Field and FieldType.

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