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LowLevelIndexRepository.java

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package org.apache.uima.cas.impl;

/**
 * Low-level index repository access. Provides access to low-level indexes.
 * 
 * <p>
 * Use
 * {@link org.apache.uima.cas.impl.LowLevelCAS#ll_getIndexRepository() LowLevelCAS.ll_getIndexRepository()}
 * to gain access to an object of this type.
 * 
 */
00031 public interface LowLevelIndexRepository {
  /**
   * Get an index by its name.
   * 
   * @param indexName
   *          The name of the index.
   * @return The corresponding index, or <code>null</code> if no such index exists.
   */
  LowLevelIndex ll_getIndex(String indexName);

  /**
   * Get an index by a name and type. The type must be a subtype of the index's type. Note that
   * there is no special checked version of this method, the type parameters are always checked.
   * 
   * @param indexName
   *          The name of the index.
   * @param typeCode
   *          The code of the desired subtype.
   * @return The corresponding index, or <code>null</code> if no such index exists.
   * @exception LowLevelException
   *              If the type code argument is not a valid type code.
   */
  LowLevelIndex ll_getIndex(String indexName, int typeCode);

  /**
   * Add a FS reference to all appropriate indexes in the repository.
   * 
   * @param fsRef
   *          The FS reference to be added to the repository. If <code>fsRef</code> is not a valid
   *          FS reference, the subsequent behavior of the system is undefined.
   */
  void ll_addFS(int fsRef);

  /**
   * Add a FS reference to all appropriate indexes in the repository.
   * 
   * @param fsRef
   *          The FS reference to be added to the repository. If <code>fsRef</code> is not a valid
   *          FS reference, the subsequent behavior of the system is undefined.
   * @param doChecks
   *          Check if the FS reference argument is a valid reference.
   */
  void ll_addFS(int fsRef, boolean doChecks);

  /**
   * Remove a FS reference from all indexes in the repository. Note that this only removes the
   * reference from the index repository, it does not free memory on the heap.
   * 
   * @param fsRef
   *          The FS reference to be removed from the indexes.
   */
  void ll_removeFS(int fsRef);
}

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