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From "Simon Willnauer (Commented) (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LUCENE-3862) DocValues getInt() returns long, getFloat() returns double
Date Sun, 11 Mar 2012 18:42:37 GMT


Simon Willnauer commented on LUCENE-3862:

I should have been more specific. The reason why I did it that way is that you always have
to explicitly downcast if you are sure you are not loosing any precision. If you offer a getShort
somebody could accidentally downcast its 64 bit values into a 16 bit values without realizing.
However, if it allows us to make similarities generic we need to rething that maybe. 

I kind of like the semantics we have right now ie. you get full 64 bit values no matter what
you have encoded.

> DocValues getInt() returns long, getFloat() returns double
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: LUCENE-3862
>                 URL:
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 4.0
>            Reporter: Robert Muir
> I think this is a bit confusing: especially for the case of something like norms
> where its really an 8 bit byte, a long is confusing.
> i think we should have the usual getFloat/getDouble/getInt/getShort/getByte instead?

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