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From "Toke Eskildsen (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-2380) Add FieldCache.getTermBytes, to load term data as byte[]
Date Thu, 08 Apr 2010 07:51:38 GMT


Toke Eskildsen commented on LUCENE-2380:

Working on LUCENE-2369 I essentially had to re-implement the FieldCache because of the hardwiring
of arrays. Switching to accessor methods seems like the right direction to go.

> Add FieldCache.getTermBytes, to load term data as byte[]
> --------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: LUCENE-2380
>                 URL:
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Michael McCandless
>             Fix For: 3.1
> With flex, a term is now an opaque byte[] (typically, utf8 encoded unicode string, but
not necessarily), so we need to push this up the search stack.
> FieldCache now has getStrings and getStringIndex; we need corresponding methods to load
terms as native byte[], since in general they may not be representable as String.  This should
be quite a bit more RAM efficient too, for US ascii content since each character would then
use 1 byte not 2.

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