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From "Shai Erera (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-2294) Create IndexWriterConfiguration and store all of IW configuration there
Date Thu, 04 Mar 2010 12:25:27 GMT

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Shai Erera commented on LUCENE-2294:
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I'm thinking to make this whole IWC a constructor only parameter to IW, without the ability
to set it afterwards. I don't see any reason why would anyone change the RAM limit, Similarity
etc while IW is running. What's the advantage vs. say close the current IW and open a new
one with the different settings? I know the latter is more expensive, and I write it deliberately
- I think those settings are really ctor-only settings. Otherwise you might get inconsistent
documents (like changing the Similarity or max field length).

This will also simplify IWC, because now I need to distinguish between settings that cannot
be altered afterwards, like changing IndexDeletionPolicy, create, IndexCommit, Analyzer ...
if IWC will be a ctor only object, I can have only the default ctor (to init to default settings)
and provide the setters otherwise.

Any objections?

> Create IndexWriterConfiguration and store all of IW configuration there
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LUCENE-2294
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-2294
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Index
>            Reporter: Shai Erera
>             Fix For: 3.1
>
>
> I would like to factor out of all IW configuration parameters into a single configuration
class, which I propose to name IndexWriterConfiguration (or IndexWriterConfig). I want to
store there almost everything besides the Directory, and to reduce all the ctors down to one:
IndexWriter(Directory, IndexWriterConfiguration). What I was thinking of storing there are
the following parameters:
> * All of ctors parameters, except for Directory.
> * The different setters where it makes sense. For example I still think infoStream should
be set on IW directly.
> I'm thinking that IWC should expose everything in a setter/getter methods, and defaults
to whatever IW defaults today. Except for Analyzer which will need to be defined in the ctor
of IWC and won't have a setter.
> I am not sure why MaxFieldLength is required in all IW ctors, yet IW declares a DEFAULT
(which is an int and not MaxFieldLength). Do we still think that 10000 should be the default?
Why not default to UNLIMITED and otherwise let the application decide what LIMITED means for
it? I would like to make MFL optional on IWC and default to something, and I hope that default
will be UNLIMITED. We can document that on IWC, so that if anyone chooses to move to the new
API, he should be aware of that ...
> I plan to deprecate all the ctors and getters/setters and replace them by:
> * One ctor as described above
> * getIndexWriterConfiguration, or simply getConfig, which can then be queried for the
setting of interest.
> * About the setters, I think maybe we can just introduce a setConfig method which will
override everything that is overridable today, except for Analyzer. So someone could do iw.getConfig().setSomething();
iw.setConfig(newConfig);
> ** The setters on IWC can return an IWC to allow chaining set calls ... so the above
will turn into iw.setConfig(iw.getConfig().setSomething1().setSomething2()); 
> BTW, this is needed for Parallel Indexing (see LUCENE-1879), but I think it will greatly
simplify IW's API.
> I'll start to work on a patch.

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