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From "Yonik Seeley (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LUCENE-3590) minimize bytesref to be a ref to a byte[]
Date Thu, 24 Nov 2011 16:05:40 GMT

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Yonik Seeley commented on LUCENE-3590:
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bq. If so then I'd remove copying entirely then and leave a covariant ByteRef clone() (as
in: clone the reference only).

Make clone() a shallow copy?  I don't think we should support shallow copying at all - it's
normally not going to be what a user really wants.  One can still do a shallow copy by directly
setting the members.

Is there even any code in Lucene or Solr that creates a shallow copy?
                
> minimize bytesref to be a ref to a byte[]
> -----------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LUCENE-3590
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-3590
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 4.0
>            Reporter: Robert Muir
>            Priority: Blocker
>
> Setting this as blocker for 4.0, as this class is used in every API there.
> Currently this API is a little of a everything, sometimes its like a stringbuffer, it
> does numeric conversions, all kinds of stuff.
> We need this to be a ref to a byte[], nothing else. This other stuff can go somewhere
else.

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