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From "Philip Zeyliger (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (AVRO-50) bidrectional text representation of AVRO data
Date Sat, 13 Jun 2009 16:58:07 GMT
bidrectional text representation of AVRO data
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                 Key: AVRO-50
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AVRO-50
             Project: Avro
          Issue Type: New Feature
          Components: spec
            Reporter: Philip Zeyliger


It would be very useful to add a text representation of AVRO data to the spec, and implement
toString() and fromString() in all implementations.  Faced with binary data, it'll be a useful
operation to decode it for debugging, ad-hoc manipulation, etc.

I suspect the text format will:
 * be JSON
 * require the schema for full interpretation
 * map easily onto the binary format (if the binary format has a signifier to take a specific
branch of a union, the text format will have such a signifier as well)
 * not be unique (there's more than one way to encode a given number (e.g., {{0x0 == 0}})
or string (e.g., {{"\u0061" == "a"}}, not to mention flexible whitespace)
 * be compatible, for the binary type, with whatever is decided in AVRO-36

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