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  1. Lucene - Core
  2. LUCENE-8033

Should FieldInfos always use a dense encoding?

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    • Type: Wish
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Trivial
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 7.3, 8.0
    • Component/s: None
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      Description

      Spin-off from LUCENE-8018. The dense vs. sparse encoding logic of FieldInfos introduces complexity. Given that the sparse encoding is only used when less than 1/16th of fields are used, which sounds uncommon to me, maybe we should use a dense encoding all the time?

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              jpountz Adrien Grand

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