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From "Mark Miller (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LUCENE-3454) rename optimize to a less cool-sounding name
Date Fri, 04 Nov 2011 12:25:00 GMT

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Mark Miller commented on LUCENE-3454:
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Vacuum may because it's part of the db vocabulary - I don't think compact does at all. Beyond
that, that is what javadocs are for. Personally, I don't think we need to try and design the
api for complete morons that just call methods without reading the javadoc for what they do.
                
> rename optimize to a less cool-sounding name
> --------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LUCENE-3454
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-3454
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 3.4, 4.0
>            Reporter: Robert Muir
>            Assignee: Michael McCandless
>         Attachments: LUCENE-3454.patch
>
>
> I think users see the name optimize and feel they must do this, because who wants a suboptimal
system? but this probably just results in wasted time and resources.
> maybe rename to collapseSegments or something?

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