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From "Michael Miller (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (ACCUMULO-2445) API should use collection-of-bytes representation instead of Text
Date Fri, 08 Sep 2017 18:54:00 GMT

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Michael Miller commented on ACCUMULO-2445:
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I spoke with [~ctubbsii] and figured it out.  Fluo-bytes is WIP with the idea of becoming
a stand alone project but currently exists as a branch in his fork.

I was thinking we could make this change to the code in parallel with the new API but looks
like its probably not worth it right now.

> API should use collection-of-bytes representation instead of Text
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: ACCUMULO-2445
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ACCUMULO-2445
>             Project: Accumulo
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: client
>    Affects Versions: 1.5.1, 1.6.0
>            Reporter: Sean Busbey
>            Assignee: Christopher Tubbs
>             Fix For: 2.0.0
>
>
> Right now we use Text as a container for bytes rather than as a UTF8 representation of
a string. This results in some gymnastics when people wish to use byte sequences that are
not valid UTF8 (see ACCUMULO-2437).
> We should use some representation of plain bytes (ideally byte[] or ByteBuffer) and deprecate
the use of Text so we can remove it later.



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