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From cemerick <>
Subject Re: Purpose of the file modification date methods in Directory?
Date Fri, 28 Aug 2009 16:19:12 GMT

I just thought I'd ping the list once more on this question.  Any thoughts? 
If not, I'll leave well enough alone until something breaks... :-)

Thanks much,

- Chas

cemerick wrote:
> I've built a Lucene Directory implementation for jdbm, an embedded Java
> database. Part of the Directory API are two methods related to "file"
> modification dates: touchFile and fileModified. My question is, what is
> the purpose of these methods? I've searched the Lucene core source tree,
> and found no usage of these methods at all.
> FWIW, my interest is the fact that I'd like to not bother tracking mod
> dates, given that I'm using an embedded datastore, and such metadata isn't
> "free" as it is in a regular filesystem.  My jdbm Directory impl seems to
> be working just fine (with touchFile a no-op and fileModified always
> returning 0).
> Thanks,
> - Chas

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