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IndexFile and IndexFileScan

A BTree is one particular type of index. There are other types, for example a Hash index. However, all index types have some basic functionality in common. We've taken this basic index functionality and created a abstract class called IndexFile. You won't implement any methods for IndexFile. However, any class derived from an IndexFile should support  IndexFile(), Delete(), and insert(). And you might have to modified the throws clause for the Delete() and insert() in IndexFile accordingly depending on how you should decide to handle the exceptions.

Likewise, an IndexFileScan is a abstract class that contains the basic functionality all index file scans should support.



2011-11-15