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  1. Lucene - Core
  2. LUCENE-3766

Remove/deprecate Tokenizer's default ctor

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 3.6, 4.0-ALPHA
    • Component/s: None
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      Description

      I was working on a new Tokenizer... and I accidentally forgot to call super(input) (and super.reset(input) from my reset method)... which then meant my correctOffset() calls were silently a no-op; this is very trappy.

      Fortunately the awesome BaseTokenStreamTestCase caught this (I hit failures because the offsets were not in fact being corrected).

      One minimal thing we can do (but it sounds like from Robert there may be reasons why we can't) is add assert input != null in Tokenizer.correctOffset:

      Index: lucene/core/src/java/org/apache/lucene/analysis/Tokenizer.java
      ===================================================================
      --- lucene/core/src/java/org/apache/lucene/analysis/Tokenizer.java	(revision 1242316)
      +++ lucene/core/src/java/org/apache/lucene/analysis/Tokenizer.java	(working copy)
      @@ -82,6 +82,7 @@
          * @see CharStream#correctOffset
          */
         protected final int correctOffset(int currentOff) {
      +    assert input != null: "subclass failed to call super(Reader) or super.reset(Reader)";
           return (input instanceof CharStream) ? ((CharStream) input).correctOffset(currentOff) : currentOff;
         }
      

      But best would be to remove the default ctor that leaves input null...

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              Reporter:
              mikemccand Michael McCandless

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