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From "Tim Smith (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-2345) Make it possible to subclass SegmentReader
Date Wed, 24 Mar 2010 22:21:30 GMT

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Tim Smith commented on LUCENE-2345:
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i'll do my initial work on 3.0 so i can absorb the changes now and will post that patch

at which point, i can wait for you to finish whatever you need, or we can just incorporate
the same ability into your patch for the other ticket
i would just like to see the ability to subclass SegmentReader's on 3.1 so i don't have to
port a patch when i absorb 3.1 (just use the "finalized" apis)



> Make it possible to subclass SegmentReader
> ------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LUCENE-2345
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-2345
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Wish
>          Components: Index
>            Reporter: Tim Smith
>             Fix For: 3.1
>
>
> I would like the ability to subclass SegmentReader for numerous reasons:
> * to capture initialization/close events
> * attach custom objects to an instance of a segment reader (caches, statistics, so on
and so forth)
> * override methods on segment reader as needed
> currently this isn't really possible
> I propose adding a SegmentReaderFactory that would allow creating custom subclasses of
SegmentReader
> default implementation would be something like:
> {code}
> public class SegmentReaderFactory {
>   public SegmentReader get(boolean readOnly) {
>     return readOnly ? new ReadOnlySegmentReader() : new SegmentReader();
>   }
>   public SegmentReader reopen(SegmentReader reader, boolean readOnly) {
>     return newSegmentReader(readOnly);
>   }
> }
> {code}
> It would then be made possible to pass a SegmentReaderFactory to IndexWriter (for pooled
readers) as well as to SegmentReader.get() (DirectoryReader.open, etc)
> I could prepare a patch if others think this has merit
> Obviously, this API would be "experimental/advanced/will change in future"

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