[TR-357] Target non-forked version of Java_FastPFOR Created: 04/Nov/15  Updated: 01/Dec/15  Resolved: 04/Nov/15

Status: Resolved
Project: Terrier Core
Component/s: None
Affects Version/s: 4.0
Fix Version/s: 4.1

Type: Improvement Priority: Minor
Reporter: Craig Macdonald Assignee: Craig Macdonald
Resolution: Fixed  
Labels: None

the JavaFastPFOR version that we used compresses an array of N integers storing the value N into the compressed output OUT. At decompression time, the library takes OUT as a parameter and decompresses it using the N value stored into OUT.
We compress a posting list in blocks, which have a fixed size (e.g., 1024 postings). Also, we know the posting list length. So, storing N into OUT was unnecessary.
After ECIR'14, Lemire added a new interface to his library, which exactly addresses this aspect:

(as said be Matteo Catena)

Comment by Craig Macdonald [ 04/Nov/15 ]

Committed r4019

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