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From "Doug Cutting (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (AVRO-17) remove single float type
Date Fri, 24 Apr 2009 21:18:30 GMT

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Doug Cutting commented on AVRO-17:
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So my current feeling is that we should leave single-float as it is, included.  Implementing
it through a standard library makes it a second class citizen, unless we mandate support for
the standard library, which is equivalent to including it as a primitive.  In many environments
where Avro will be used, single-float is a first-class citizen, and in those where it is not,
it can be converted to and from a double reasonably.

If no significant objections arise in the next few days, I will close this as "won't fix".



> remove single float type
> ------------------------
>
>                 Key: AVRO-17
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AVRO-17
>             Project: Avro
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: spec
>            Reporter: Doug Cutting
>             Fix For: 1.0
>
>
> Python and Thrift do not support a 32-bit single float type, nor do many applications
use this type, so, for better compatibility, we can remove it from Avro.

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