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From Doug Cutting <>
Subject Re: How does delete work?
Date Sat, 23 Nov 2002 22:38:53 GMT
Clemens Marschner wrote:
> So what if documents are deleted in the meantime? Then the recursive merge
> can't determine the X segments with the same size.

If you read my previous message you'll find the answer:

Doug Cutting wrote:
 > It's actually a little more complicated than that, since (among other
 > reasons) after docuuments are deleted a segment's size will no longer
 > be exactly a power of the mergeFactor.

If you want the gory details, look at  Or just set 
IndexReader.infoStream to System.out, then add and delete documents and 
watch what happens.


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